TRAVEL ADVISORY:  Paving Operation Set for Two Locations Near Poncha Springs

May 31, 2018 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5

SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO ― The Colorado Department of Transportation will be working at two separate locations near Poncha Springs next week, Monday and Tuesday, June 4 and 5. A maintenance crew will be performing paving operations on US Highways (US) 285 and 50.   

  • Monday, June 4: Crews will be working on US 285, at the summit of Poncha Pass mile point (MP) 119. This work location, on US 285, is about seven miles south of Poncha Springs.    

  • Tuesday, June 5: The crew will move operations to US 50 just west of Poncha Springs, working along a two-mile stretch of the highway, MP 215-217.


Motorists will encounter brief delays. Motorists should be prepared for stops and one-lane alternating traffic guided by flaggers and a pilot vehicle. The speed limit will be reduced to 40 MPH in the work zone. CDOT urges the traveling public to slow down and be aware of workers and equipment on the roadway.