CDOT Begins Work on CO 142 from Romeo to San Luis

Work will prolong the lifespan of asphalt on the highway.

COSTILLA & CONEJOS COUNTIES—On Monday, Sept. 11, crews will begin work to prolong the life of Colorado Highway (CO) 142, from the Town of Romeo to the Town of San Luis. Work begins at the CO 285 and CO 142 intersection in Romeo and ends at the CO 159 and CO 142 intersection in San Luis.

The project is expected to be completed in mid-October.

Project work includes applying a protective coating and a top coat on a 34-mile stretch of westbound and eastbound CO 142. Note that closures will not exceed two miles at any given time.

Travel Impacts

  • Daytime work hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, with additional weekend work possible at these times on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 23
  • Expect intermittent single-lane, alternating traffic in either direction, with five- to 20-minute delays possible throughout the project.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph through the work zone. Traffic fines in the construction zone will be doubled.
  • There will be a 10-foot width restriction.

Travelers are urged to:

  • Slow down.―Higher speeds can cause loose stones to scatter and damage vehicle paint and windshields.
  • Increase distance between vehicles.―Space between you and other vehicles will help reduce damage caused by loose stones.
  • Follow work zone signage.―Consider the safety of other motorists and the safety of the work crew when traveling through the project construction zone.
  • Use caution.―Bicyclists and motorcyclists should use extreme caution during construction operations.

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