Highway Restriping in Southeast Colorado Beginning Aug 17

Travel Advisory

August 14, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado

Southeast Colorado —Colorado Department of Transportation will begin pavement marking work the week of Aug 17 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 center lines, turning lanes and shoulder lines. This project was contracted to American Striping Company.

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 9B, 12A, 21B, 24A, 24E, 24H, 24G, 25A, 45A, 47A, 50A, 67C, 96A, and 115 A. There will be no full lane closures, just mobile 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 from Aug 17 to summer 2021.

Work will take place at multiple locations on the listed southeast Colorado roadways. Nightwork will take place from Sunday night through Friday morning during the working hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Daywork will take place Monday through Friday during the working hours of 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Motorists should expect delays during the scheduled work hours. Work is expected to be completed by summer 2021, 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!


Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, road maintenance and construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing, wearing face masks, staying at home when possible, and avoiding nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely. 


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.