CDOT Begins Resurfacing Overlay Project on US 491/CO 184 Lewis to Cahone

April 4, 2019 - New advanced warning signs to make county road intersection safer

MONTEZUMA & DOLORES COUNTIES—On April 15, 2019, crews will begin a resurfacing overlay project on US Highway 491 and Colorado Highway 184. The project will also include the installation of an advanced warning sign system at the intersection on US 491 and Montezuma County Road BB.

The project will add an additional 10 years of life to the highway. Work will smooth the road surface and eliminate ruts and road damage, making the highway safer for the traveling public. The advanced warning sign system will enhance safety for northbound and southbound travelers on US 491 as they approach CR BB, an intersection with limited sight distance.

The road surface improvements will begin on US 491, north of Cortez between Lewis and Cahone, for 18 miles from mile points (MP) 36 to MP 54, US 491 at CR S from MP 33 to 34, and on CO 184, by Cox Conoco, from MP 0 to 4.  

The $11 million project consists of an initial 1” leveling course to smooth the roadway, a final overlay, new striping, and shoulder graveling on US 491 and CO 184. Additionally, the project will address needed guardrail adjustment on CO 184 by Narraguinnep Reservoir. Other work includes highway widening, new striping and overlay at CR S. This six-month project has an anticipated completion date of October 2019.

Travel Impacts

Motorists can expect flagger operations with north and southbound one-lane alternating traffic, 15-minute delays and a 40 mph speed limit reduction. The project will be in operation from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Stay Informed


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and airports, and administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state's intermodal mobility options.