CDOT begins ADA ramp project in Rifle and Silt

Travel Advisory

April 19, 2021 - Northwestern Colorado - Work scheduled to start next week and continue through late June

GARFIELD COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation and Contractor KSK, LLC, will begin work on April 26 in several Garfield County communities to bring existing curb ramps into compliance with Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guidelines, or PROWAG.**

In Rifle, the project is located between Mile Point 0.12 and MP 3.14 on Colorado Highway 13, which is approximately one mile southwest of Deerfield Park. Work will improve curb ramps, sections of adjacent sidewalks, curbs and gutters. 

In Silt, work will tentatively begin on May 20. The project is located between MP 98.73 and MP 99.85 on US Highway 6, in downtown Silt. Work will improve curb ramps, sections of adjacent sidewalks, curbs and gutters. 

Curb ramps are intended to provide pedestrians access between the sidewalk and street with ease when a vertical change in elevation is present. For those with disabilities, curb edges can be hazardous and requirements are put in place to help prevent dangerous situations such as people falling out of wheelchairs, or while using a cane or walker.

"Upgrading these deficient ramps will bring CDOT into compliance with federal law,” said Executive Director Shoshana Lew, “to the benefit of all members of the community. Making sure everyone, not just drivers, have safe access is a priority for CDOT.” 

**Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guidelines. The Access Board is an independent federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.

Affected intersections along CO 13 (Railroad Ave.) in Rifle

W. 20th St. W. 26th St. W. 30th St.

Affected intersections along CO 13 in Rifle

Lion’s Park Cir.

Affected intersections along US 6 (Main St.) in Silt

1st St.     3rd St. 5th St.       7th st. 9th st.       Domebly Ct.     16th St. Lyon Blvd.

Project Schedule

Work is scheduled to begin on Apr. 26 and is expected to continue through early June. Normal working hours will be Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Travel Impacts 

  • Travelers by car, bike, wheelchair or foot can expect various lane and sidewalk closures where work zones exist, during daylight hours, Monday through Thursday. 

  • Sidewalks are likely to be closed overnight or over weekends to allow the concrete to set up.

  • Access to all businesses will be maintained, but may be temporarily altered. 

Project & Travel Info

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

Lion's Park

20th St.

W. 30th St.

Lyon Blvd.

Dom - 16

1-9 Main

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.

  • 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!

About CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.