CDOT Road Work set for CO 145 near Junction of CO 62, Placerville

May 25, 2018 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY – Chip seal operations will be done on Colorado Highway (CO) 145, between Telluride and Norwood.  A Colorado Department of Transportation crew will work on a six-mile stretch of CO 145 from the community of Placerville to approximately five miles north of the CO 62 junction, mile points 83 to 89. The project will improve and prolong the life of the road surface.  

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Work hours are set from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 through Thursday, May 31. Vehicles may be reduced to a single-lane, alternating traffic intermittently in either direction, throughout the duration of the three-day project. Lane closures, guided by flaggers and pilot cars, may have 5 to 20 minute delays possible. The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph through the work zone. Traffic fines in the construction zone will be doubled.

Travelers are urged to:

  • Slow down ― Higher speeds can cause loose stones to scatter and damage vehicle paint and windshields.

  • Increase distance between vehicles ― Space between you and other vehicles will help reduce damage caused by loose stones.

  • Follow work zone signage ― Consider the safety of other motorists and the safety of the work crew when traveling through the project construction zone.

  • Use caution ― Bicyclists and motorcyclists should use extreme caution during construction operations.