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CDOT to begin CO 64 Meeker west rural resurfacing project

May 27, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado

RIO BLANCO COUNTY - Starting Monday, June 1, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contract partner United Companies will begin a surface treatment project on CO Highway 64.  The project will take place on CO 64 from Mile Point 43 and will continue for 18 miles to MP 61 west of Meeker. The project has an anticipated completion date of October 2020.

As part of CDOT’s “Whole System-Whole Safety” initiative, this project will focus on a 1” leveling, 1.5” hot mix asphalt (HMA)..." overlay and guardrail installation that will meet the new safety standard requirements. The HMA will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway, create a smoother road surface and will eliminate ruts and road damage. The new guardrail will be 31” high instead of 27” high to help vehicles remain on the road more effectively, making the highway safer for the traveling public.  

Additional work will consist of rumble strip installation and pavement markings.   

TRAVEL IMPACTS 

Motorists can expect east and westbound one-lane alternating traffic, 15 to 20 minute delays, 35 mph speed limit, and a 10 ft. width restriction during hours of operation.  The project will be in operation Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.   

CO 64 Meeker Map

PROJECT INFORMATION

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

Project hotline: (970) 878-8255 

Project email: [email protected]

Project web page: https://www.codot.gov/projects/co64-resurfacing-meeker

For information on travel conditions visit COTrip.org, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/coloradodot.

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.

  • 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.

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

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