Paving operations to resume on CO 10/ US 50 Frontage Road

Travel Advisory

October 2, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado - Paving to begin October 5

LA JUNTA – The Colorado Department of Transportation will resume highway paving and milling operations southwest of La Junta on CO 10 near MP 71.97.The frontage road at US 50 and CO 10 will be closed going onto CO 10 while milling and paving occurs.  Paving operations will resume October 5. A & S Construction of Canon City has been selected for this project.

Beginning October 5, the frontage road at CO 10 and US 50 will be closed. Residents will not be able to exit as easily onto US 50 while the closure occurs, and should continue down CO 10 during this time.

CO 10/US 50 Operations Map

This project consists of leveling, overlay, and repairs on the highway. The project also includes rotomilling, bridge repair, placing shoulder material, erosion control, and removal and replacement of guardrail, bridge rail, delineators, signing, rumble strips and striping. Advanced warning signs, survey, and erosion control will begin the week before construction began on July 20. This project will improve the highway's condition, which will allow for safer travel.

Traffic Impacts

Travelers will encounter overlay and repair operations Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Speeds will be reduced to 40 mph in work zones and traffic shifts may occur. Although work zones will only be in place for a few hours, motorists are urged to use caution and watch for heavy equipment. At times, through lanes and turn lanes may be temporarily closed to traffic causing brief travel delays. Any temporary closures are to ensure the safety of the workers and the traveling public.

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.
  • 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!

Project Information

For additional information about this project: 

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:


Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for all of us, particularly for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, CDOT maintenance and construction crews  follow 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 by practicing social distancing and wearing face masks.  As traffic returns to normal levels, motorists must drive cautiously and heed the speed limit so all of us can return home 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.