Improvement Project on US 160 Underway

One traffic stop scheduled with anticipated delays

HUERFANO COUNTY—Drivers can expect 15-minute traffic stops on US 160 at CO 12 and the I-25 ramps north of Walsenburg as crews start a roadway-improvement project. The project is expected to last until fal 2017.

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

Tricon 2, LLC is the contractor for this $4.86 million project, which aims to provide a safer driving experience.

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.
  • Crews will hold traffic for up to 15 minutes, and then queues will be released.
  • Motorists should expect delays for up to or more than 15 minutes when traveling through the construction zone.
  • There will be lane closures, lane shifts, and shoulder shifts throughout the course of the project.
  • The speed limit will be reduced throughout the work zone.

Construction Zone Safety Tips

  • Stay alert and give full attention to the roadway.
  • Pay close attention to signs and work zone flaggers.
  • Be patient. Work zones improve roads and make them safer.
  • Turn on headlights so workers and drivers can see your vehicle.
  • Do not tailgate; leave plenty of room for sudden stops.
  • Do not speed. Slow down to the posted speed limits.

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