CDOT completes CO 64 Meeker West Rural resurfacing project

October 28, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado

RIO BLANCO COUNTY- The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner United Companies is pleased to announce the completion of the resurfacing project on Colorado Highway 64. The project took place on CO 64 from Mile Point 43 and continued for 18 miles to MP 61 west of Meeker.

As part of CDOT’s Whole System -  Whole Safety initiative, this project focused on a 1” leveling and 1.5” hot mix asphalt (HMA) overlay and the installation of new guardrail. The HMA will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway and will create a smoother road surface by eliminating 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 consisted of rumble strip installation and pavement markings.   


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. 


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.


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.