Nighttime Highway Restriping in Southeast Colorado

July 29, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado

Southeast Colorado —Colorado Department of Transportation will begin pavement marking work the week of July 28th,on many state and US highways in southeast Colorado. The highways affected are as follows: CO 9, CO 16, CO 21, I-25, CO 45, US 50, CO 67, CO 78, CO 115, US 160, US 285, and US 287. Crews will be restriping lines. This includes, center lines, turning lanes, and the shoulder lines. This project was contracted to American Striping Company for $3.506 million.

This project is part of CDOT’s “Whole System. Whole Safety.” initiative aimed at enhancing safety for Colorado’s traveling public. The restriping of the lines will allow lanes to be more easily identified in dark and inclement weather, improving driver safety and reducing incidents.


Drivers can expect traffic delays on CO 9, CO 16, CO 21,I 25, CO 45, US 50, CO 67, CO 78, CO 115, US 160, US 285, and US 287. There will be no full lane closures. A mobile painting truck will be repainting the lines. Drivers should slow down and carefully pass the truck while avoiding the fresh paint. These delays will be in effect between July 28, 2019 and August 2020.

Work will take place all over southeast Colorado on the listed highways from Sunday night through Friday morning during the working hours of 7pm and 5am. Motorists should expect delays during the scheduled work hours. Work is expected to be completed by August 2020, barring weather and/or shipment delays.



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.