Crews to Continue Paving US 160 Sept. 10-14

Sept. 7, 2018 - Paving of top mat of Asphalt through US 84 Intersection Likely Sept. 13-14

ARCHULETA & MINERAL COUNTIES—During the week of Sept. 10, crews on the US 160 Treasure Falls project will continue paving the top, final layer of asphalt at the east end of the work zone. Depending upon weather and work progress, crews anticipate the top mat of paving could begin through the intersection with US 84 on either Thursday, Sept. 13, or Friday, Sept. 14. The intersection paving will take up to two days to complete, so paving the second half could continue the following week of Sept. 17.

Roadway signs will indicate the date of intersection paving as soon as this is confirmed (as will the lane closure information on and on the project's website.

CDOT cautions travelers that they will encounter lane closures and extended delays when crews are paving through the busy intersection with US 84.

Following intersection work, the top-mat paving will progress eastward, until the paving reaches the middle of this 14.3-mile work zone, at approximately MP 152. The project completion date will likely be in October, with final work items to include shouldering, striping, signing, roadside delineator installation and mailbox replacement.

Travel Impacts

Work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday (and some Saturdays, as necessary). Motorists may encounter periodic full-lane closures and lengthy wait times of 15 to 30 minutes while this final top mat of paving is underway.

Driveways and side roads could be closed for 30 to 60 minutes after the asphalt is placed, to allow compaction. Work zones are expected to be about 1.5 miles long.

Project Info

CDOT and contractor A & S Construction started the project in April. Work scheduled for completion in October 2018.

The project, between MP 144.29 and MP 158.56, also includes:

  • upgrading guardrail;
  • improving 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 to A & S Construction for $7.5 million.