CDOT crews to perform surface repairs on CO 62 Dallas Divide

October 11, 2019 - Southwestern Colorado - Expect delays next week, west of Ridgway

OURAY & SAN MIGUEL COUNTIES ― The Colorado Department of Transportation will be repairing a section of CO Highway 62 that has developed dips in the road surface. The road damage must be repaired to prevent water from accumulating in the low areas of the road during and after rain storms. Accumulated water in the dips may cause vehicles to hydroplane, a condition when water accumulates under the tires and control of vehicles can be lost. 


Work will be performed about 2 miles west of Ridgway on the Dallas Divide between mile points 20-21, where several dips have developed. The three-day road maintenance operations will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week, Oct. 15 through 17, weather permitting. Motorists will encounter one lane alternating traffic with 15-20 minute delays. Drivers should slow down when approaching the work zone and watch for flaggers, work crews and heavy equipment.



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!


Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:


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.