Reconstruction and Widening Project on CO 13 near Craig to shut down for winter

December 6, 2019 - Northwestern Colorado

MOFFAT COUNTY- Starting on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, the Colorado Highway 13 Reconstruction and Widening project near Craig will shut down for the winter. This shutdown is necessary in order to keep the traveling public and crews working on the project safe during winter weather conditions. The $11 million project is currently ahead of schedule and will resume April 2020 with anticipated completion in summer 2020. 

As part of CDOT’s Whole System Whole Safety initiative, this project will focus on widening the roadway to include 12-foot drive lanes and 8-foot paved shoulders to provide vehicles a safer place to pull over in emergencies. Crews will also flatten the side slopes, add snow fencing and rumble strips for adverse weather conditions, and improve the alignments of the highway to meet the 65 mph design speed. All improvements will allow motorists to have better visibility. 

During the 2019 construction season, crews conducted earthwork to achieve the realignment and new grades of the roadway; added the bottom and middle layer of asphalt for roadway with widened shoulders; installed three sections of guardrail and new culverts to replace the 70-year-old drainage system. New fencing, snow fences, seeding, erosion control measures, new signs and delineators were also installed.   

When the project team resumes work in April 2020, crews will complete major components of the project including laying the top and final layer of asphalt, installing rumble strips, shoulder work and the completion of inlaid striping. The project limits are on CO 13, north of Craig, from mile points 115 to 121. 


Those seeking more information about this project, or with questions or comments, can reach the project team at:




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.