CDOT to begin improvements on CO 86 on May 13

May 8, 2019 - Northeastern Colorado - Roadway resurfacing and bridge repair on CO 86 from east of Kiowa to I-70

ELBERT COUNTY -The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure Inc., will begin roadway safety improvements on Colorado Highway 86 from east of Kiowa to I-70 on May 13 with an anticipated late summer completion.

The work includes resurfacing the roadway, bridge repair and striping along 14 miles between mile point (MP) 33.1 and 59.2, with a no work area between MP 38.1 and 50.5.

Starting May 13, CO 86 will be reduced to a single-lane with alternating travel directed by flaggers, Monday through Friday (and some Saturdays). Hours of construction will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30p.m. During the bridge work at Bijou Creek and Station Creek, there will be temporary stop lights directing motorist through the closures. Construction activities will be on one bridge at a time. All lanes will be open at night and on the weekends, unless work Saturday work is required.

Motorists are urged to avoid distractions when driving through the work zone and to go Slow for the Cone Zone!


For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 719.401.5909 , email the team at [email protected] , or visit the project website and sign up for updates at

https: I / /projects/ co-86-kiowa-i- 70-resurfacing . For information on travel conditions visit_  or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and COOT's Facebook page at

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 safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission - to get everyone home safely.


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located 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. 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.