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Resurfacing of CO 330 west of Collbran begins July 20

July 9, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado - 12-foot width restriction in place


MESA COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor United Companies will begin resurfacing work on Colorado Highway 330 in Mesa County on July 20. Paving work will begin at the intersection of CO 330 and Colorado Highway 65 near Mesa, and proceed east on CO 330 to the Town of Collbran, for a total of 11.4 miles. Improvements will take place in both the eastbound and westbound lanes, with work expected to be complete by mid-October.

Work will consist of resurfacing the roadway by applying a 1.5” full-width hot asphalt overlay to the existing road surface, adding additional gravel to the shoulders, repairing and replacing guardrail, and restriping the roadway surface with 6” center and edge lines. The project also includes replacing the culvert at Mile Point 2.58 with a concrete box culvert, which will allow for better management of water runoff and reduce the amount of water and mud on the road surface and in roadside ditches in that area during storms. A smooth road or highway has many important benefits including safety and improved quality for driving experience. Adding gravel to the road shoulders and wider striping further improves safety for motorists.  

TRAVEL IMPACTS 

Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles may be restricted to single-lane, alternating traffic intermittently in either direction, throughout the duration of the project. These lane closures, guided by flaggers and pilot cars, may have up to 15-minute delays. During installation of the box culvert at MP 2.58, a temporary traffic signal will be in place 24/7 to guide traffic through the single open lane, with potential 5-minute delays. 

The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph through the work zone. Traffic fines in the construction zone will be doubled. The project is expected to last until mid-October.  

Loads wider than 12 feet will be restricted 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during paving operations and 24/7 during culvert replacement (dates to be determined).  Questions about load restrictions and delays can be directed to the project team using the contact information below.

STAY INFORMED: More information is available at: 

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:


REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE

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!

COVID-19  

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, 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 and practice social distancing, wear face masks, stay at home when possible, and avoid nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY. 

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.

ABOUT CDOT 

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. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s multimodal mobility options.  

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