Overnight Closure of US 285 near Fairplay for Winter Maintenance Operations

Travel Advisory

February 26, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado

Park County — Due to large amounts of snow, CDOT will close US 285 overnight, on Wednesday, February 26 to Thursday, February 27, (mile points 184 to 203) from Fairplay to west of Grant for winter maintenance operations. Snow will be moved from the roadway to another location. The closure will be between 8:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. A detour along US 24 to I-25 in Colorado Springs and up to I-70 will be in effect. Please plan accordingly. 

For current road closure and condition information, check cotrip.org. You can also sign up for text and/or email alerts at http://subscription.cotrip.org/


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!


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 interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.