Work on CO 116 at Two Buttes starting March 26

March 23, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado - Resurfacing CO 116 from MP 0 through MP 32.3

BACA COUNTY On March 26th, the Colorado Department of Transportation and A&S Construction will begin work on CO 116 starting at the US 287 intersection, through Two Buttes, and ending at the Colorado/Kansas State Line. 

This highway rural resurfacing project, from MP 0.0 through MP 32.3, will include a 1-inch leveling course over the existing surface and a 1.5-inch overlay. There will be no bridge work on this project. Other work items include replacing guardrail, replacing delineators, sign replacement, and at CR33 culvert improvements. This project will benefit the public by improving the roadway for better and safer driving conditions and is anticipated to be complete in August.


Travel impacts will include single lane closures with traffic control, speed reduced to 40 mph and width restrictions of 11 feet during work hours. Work will take place Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Drivers can expect traffic impacts throughout the duration of the project. Traffic fines will be doubled in the work zone. Motorists should slow down as they approach the work zones, drive with caution and give themselves extra travel time. 


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:

CO 116 Two Buttes Work Zone Map


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!


To heighten safety awareness, CDOT 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.