Paving Starts July 12 From US 160 & US 84 to Treasure Falls

July 11, 2018 -

ARCHULETA/MINERAL COUNTIES—On Thursday, July 12, travelers on US Highway 160 east of Pagosa Springs can expect multiple closures and lengthy delays as crews begin paving in the area. Travel impacts will be particularly heavy from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the junction of US 160 and Colorado Highway 84 junction.

For the next few weeks, the four-month project will progress east as resurfacing continues on a 14.3-mile stretch of US 160 from Pagosa Springs, at the CO 84 junction to east of the Treasure Falls turnout. Crews will treat 2.5-inch-deep section of road—including a 1-inch leveling course of asphalt mix to address imperfections, followed by a 1.5-inch overlay of new asphalt.

Travel Impacts

  • Work hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Expect periodic full lane closures and lengthy wait times of 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Work zones are expected to be 1.5 miles long to accommodate resurfacing work.
  • Expect a temporary 11-foot width restriction at all times through July 27, between mile points 149 amd 158.5. (This restriction may be lifted sooner).
  • Those with wide loads should contact CDOT's Permits Office at 1-800-350-3765 for updates and detailed information.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph through the work zone.
  • Please avoid distractions and go slow for the cone zone.

Project Info

CDOT and contractor A & S Construction started the project in April. The project is scheduled for completion by early September 2018.

The project also includes:

  • upgrading guardrail;
  • making improvements to three bridges (including new bridge rail, resurfacing, waterproofing and one expansion joint repair);
  • patching and/or milling, and resurfacing damaged sections of roadway;
  • widening truck chain station areas; and
  • making embankment, culvert and ditch improvements.

This highway resurfacing and safety-improvement project was contracted for $7.5 million.