Chip seal resurfacing set for CO 15 south of Monte Vista

Travel Advisory

July 23, 2020 - Southwestern Colorado

RIO GRANDE COUNTY ― CDOT maintenance crews will perform chip seal resurfacing operations on CO Highway 15 south of Monte Vista next week. This three day project is expected to take place Tuesday through Friday, July 28 - 30. The work zone is approximately five miles south of Monte Vista, between mile points 6 and 12.


Tuesday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., motorists will encounter one-lane alternating traffic with lane shifts and brief stops, guided by flagging personnel. A speed reduction will be in place. Travelers driving through chip seal surface treatment projects are urged to: 

  • Slow down ― Higher speeds can cause loose stones to scatter and damage vehicle paint and windshields.

  • Increase distance between vehicles ― Space between you and other vehicles will help reduce damage caused by loose stones.

  • Follow work zone signage ― Consider the safety of other motorists and the safety of the work crew when traveling through the project construction zone.

  • Use caution ― Bicyclists and motorcyclists should use extreme caution during chip seal operations.


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: