CO1 resurfacing project in Wellington begins this week

August 12, 2019 - Northeastern Colorado

WELLINGTON — The Colorado Department of Transportation began resurfacing work on Colorado Highway 1 in the town of Wellington. Work started on CO 1/Cleveland Avenue west of 1st Street at the railroad crossing and will extend east to 6th Street. 

The project is located between mile points 9.34 and 9.77. Crews will begin by milling the roadway surface and then will repave and complete final striping. This project is expected to be completed in two weeks, weather permitting. 


Regular work hours are Sunday to Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Motorists can expect single lane closures during resurfacing work.

  • Motorists should expect minimal traffic impacts. 


Project Location Map


The CO 1 resurfacing project in Wellington will consist of road surface repaving. Work will smooth the roadway surface and make the highway safer for the traveling public as part of CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety initiative. 

Martin Marietta of Fort Collins is the prime contractor on this $330,000 project.


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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!


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.


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.