Travelers Urged to Use Caution During Upcoming Surface Work on US 285 Near Nathrop

Aug. 8, 2018 -

Starting Monday, Aug. 13, CDOT will begin improving the surface of US Highway 285 by applying a protective material to the roadway, just north of Nathrop (mile point 143) to just south of Johnson's Village (mile point 148).

While this phase of project work was initially scheduled to begin this week, work was postponed due to other project requirements.

Before crews begin treating the roadway surface, they will remove existing paint—which decreases the treatment's longevity—and add new, temporary paint markings. During this work, reflective tabs and then temporary pavement markings will denote lanes until the treatment coat has been applied and cured. Crews will then paint permanent lane markings.

By obeying the 40 mph speed limit, travelers in the work zone will ensure the effectiveness of the treatment and roadway safety. No passing zones will be in effect during this time. Because turn lanes also will be impacted, travelers must pay close attention to flaggers and construction staff for directions. Motorcycles and bicyclists should use extreme caution.

Travel Impacts

  • Daytime work hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Traffic may be reduced to a single lane at times, alternating intermittently in either direction.
  • Lane closures, guided by flaggers, may cause 5- to 20-minute delays.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph through the work zone.
  • Vehicles wider than 10 feet are not allowed in the work zone.
  • Traffic fines in the construction zone will be doubled.