CDOT, Contractor begin improvements to CO 139, south side of Douglas Pass

April 27, 2018 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 -


GARFIELD COUNTY - The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project on CO 139 on the south side of Douglas Pass on April 30, with an anticipated completion date of mid-August. The work, contracted to United Companies for $4.8 million, repairs, resurfaces and replaces guardrail along 12 miles between mile point (MP) 19 at the southern base of the pass and MP 31, about three miles south of the summit.

TRAVEL IMPACTS (DAY & NIGHT) - Motorists will encounter single-lane, alternating travel directed by a pilot car through the work zone, Monday through Friday (and some Saturdays), from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also, Monday through Friday nights, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., a signal will direct single-lane travel through a short work area where equipment must be staged overnight. A width restriction of 12 feet will be in place, 24/7, starting each Monday at 7 a.m. and ending each Saturday at 7 p.m..

Motorists are urged to avoid distractions when driving through the work zone and to go Slow for the Cone Zone!

STAY CONNECTED - Those interested in staying up to date on the project and work schedule can do so by visiting the project web site at The project public information line is 970-623-6651 and the email address is [email protected].