Improvement Project on US 160 Underway

Project expected to be complete in fall 2017

HUERFANO COUNTY—Starting this week, CDOT will begin a roadway improvement project on US Highway (US) 160 at Colorado Highway (CO) 12, and on the I-25 ramps north of Walsenburg.

Work on this project includes road widening, asphalt paving, signing, striping and construction of a new passing lane on US 160. The ramps on I-25 in Walsenburg will also be improved as part of this project.

The widening of the road and the construction of a new passing lane is meant for a safer driving experience. The project is expected to last until fall 2017.

Tricon 2, LLC is the contractor for this $4.86 million project.

Travel Impacts

Normal working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. In special cases, these hours may be extended with possible weekend work, if a need is determined and agreed upon.

There will be lane closures, lane shifts and shoulder shifts throughout the project. The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph on US 160.

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