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Centerline rumble strip project on CO 14 begins Aug. 19

August 13, 2019 - Northeastern Colorado

WELD COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation and Surface Preparation Technologies will be adding centerline rumble strips along Colorado Highway 14, starting near milepoint 216 just west of the Weld/Logan county line and proceeding west to Ault ending at MP 154.  The work will start Monday, Aug. 19 and go to Sept. 9. 

Rumble strips are an effective measure for reducing roadway departure crashes as part of CDOT’s Whole System – Whole Safety initiative. The noise and vibration produced by rumble strips alert drivers when they leave the travel lane. Centerline rumble strips reduce head-on collisions and cross-over crashes; shoulder rumble strips reduce run-off-the-road crashes and warn drivers when they have drifted from their lane.

Motorists can expect single lane closures with delays from 5 to 10 minutes. No single lane closure will exceed two miles, but there may be multiple closures set up allowing the work convoy to continue while the previous closure is removed.

TRAVEL IMPACTS

  • Short-duration single lane closures with delays from 5 – 10 minutes.

  • No construction is planned for weekends; however, Saturday work may be necessary given unforeseen delays.

REMEMBER: 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 change lanes unnecessarily.

  • 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 car in front of you.

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

  • Be patient!

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.  

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located 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. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.  

PROJECT INFORMATION

For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 888-212-0176, email the team at [email protected], or visit the project website and sign up for updates at  https://www.codot.gov/projects/co-14-rumble-strips-weld-county. For information on travel conditions visit COTrip.org, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/coloradodot.

A public information plan web map is also viewable at https://arcg.is/14yGb4.

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