CDOT begins reconstruction and widening project on CO 13 next week

April 3, 2019 - Northwestern Colorado - Speed limits to be strictly enforced through work zone

MOFFAT COUNTY- On April 8, 2019, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Elam Construction will begin a reconstruction and widening project on Colorado Highway 13.  Safety improvements consist of changing the horizontal and vertical realignment of the road way to improve sight distance.

The project will upgrade the 70-year-old drainage structures, widen the roadway to include 12 foot drive lanes and eight foot paved shoulders to allow vehicles a safer place to pull over in emergencies. In addition, the work will flatten the side slopes, add rumble strips for adverse weather conditions and improve the alignment of the highway to meet the 65 mph design speed which will allow for better visibility.  

PROJECT LIMITS:  The road surface improvements will begin on CO 13, north of Craig, from mile point (MP) 115 and continue to MP 121.  

PROJECT WORK:  The $11 million project will consist of adding 8 ft. wide shoulders, clearing and grubbing, earthwork, excavation, culvert removal and replacement, concrete work, paving, replacing fence, adding snow fence, striping, erosion control, and seeding.  The project will have a winter shutdown from November 2019 until April 2020 with an anticipated completion date of July 2020.

TRAVEL AND ACCESS IMPACTS: Motorists can expect flagger operations with north and southbound one-lane alternating traffic, 30 minute delays, 10 ft. width restriction and a 35 mph speed limit reduction.  The project will be in operation Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Remember to Slow for the Cone Zone

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

        Do not speed in work zones; obey the posted speed limits.

        Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

        Watch for workers; drive with caution.

        Don't cross solid lines when changing lanes.

        Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

        Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

        Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

        Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

        Allow ample space between you and the vehicle in front of you.

        Anticipate lane shifts, and merge when directed to do so.

        Be Patient!

Map of Project Location