TRAVEL ALERT: Crews to Resurface CO 145 in Rico

June 23, 2017 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - DOLORES COUNTY – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews will be working next week on Colorado Highway (CO) 145 in Rico.

Crews will be resurfacing the highway for a one-mile stretch through the town from approximately mile point (MP) 46.3, just south of the town limits to MP 47.5 at the north end of Rico.

The chip seal process being used is a maintenance operation that will prolong the life of the roadway. Crews will work two days, Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27.

TRAVEL IMPACTS:  The traveling public can expect brief delays while traveling through the work zone. Drivers may experience lane shifts as well as traffic reduced to a single-lane, alternating intermittently in either direction, throughout the duration of the project. Motorists will be guided by flaggers and/or pilot cars. Delays of 5 to 15 minutes are possible. Residents and visitors are asked to not park on the main road (Glasgow Ave.) during these two days of operations.

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 – Use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a work zone.

  • Bicyclists and motorcyclists should use extreme caution during construction operations.

STAY INFORMED:  Road and weather conditions are available by dialing 511, 303-639-1111, or visiting To sign up to receive project information and/or lane closure updates on state highways in the area of your choice, visit CDOT’s website at and choose the envelope icon at the bottom of the page. Or, to see CDOT’s lane closure reports for projects statewide, visit