CDOT begins culvert project in the Redlands

December 3, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado - Work begins Dec. 10 and continues through mid June

MESA & GARFIELD COUNTIES — Starting Dec. 10, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Mountain Valley Contracting Inc. will implement minor culvert improvements on Colorado Highway 340 and Colorado Highway 139 to improve the flow of stormwater drainage. The work will improve the flow of stormwater drainage through two unnamed systems under CO 340 (Broadway). An improved drainage system has many important benefits, including safety and preventing flooding. The project is expected to continue through mid June.

Work is scheduled to begin Dec. 10, on CO 340 along Mile Points 11 and 12 (between Canary Ln. and Dressle Dr.). This location is west of downtown Grand Junction and near the Redlands Community Center. 

Redlands culvert location


Work is scheduled to begin Dec. 10 and is expected to last until mid June. Normal working hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


  • Please be aware that the Mesa County Phase III Project is also taking place in the same area from High Pointe Dr. to W Scenic Dr.
  • Motorists can expect minimal traffic impacts with occasional single lane closures. The bike path will have occasional stops with possible dismount and walking your bike through the work.
  • Project will have a holiday shutdown from Dec. 24 to Jan. 4


For additional information about this project, contact the project team. 

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:


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.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • 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.
  • Be patient!


Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for all of us, particularly for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, CDOT maintenance and construction crews  follow 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 and wearing face masks.  As traffic returns to normal levels, motorists must drive cautiously and heed the speed limit so all of us can return home safely. 


In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative 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 inter-regional express service. Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s multimodal mobility options.