Region 2 Stencil Project Beginning May 2

News Release

April 29, 2021 - Southeastern Colorado - Motorists can expect slight delays

Southeast ColoradoColorado Department of Transportation and American Striping Company, will begin stencil work the week of May 2 on many state and US highways in southeast Colorado. The highways affected are as follows: CO 9C, 24H, 24G, 47A, 50A, 83A, and 285D. Crews will be removing and replacing cross walks, stop bars, arrows, and skips across the intersections. This project was contracted to American Striping Company.

“Stencils are a key component to making roadways safer across Colorado,” explained Alejandra Harvey, American Striping President/CEO. “American Striping looks forward to delivering this project and enhancing safety for users in the southeast portion of the state."

This project is part of CDOT’s “Whole System. Whole Safety.” initiative aimed at enhancing safety for Colorado’s traveling public. The removing and replacing of the lines will allow intersections to be more easily identified in dark and inclement weather, improving driver and pedestrian safety. This will reduce incidents.

“Stencils are an effective tool for us to use in making roadways visually easier to navigate, which makes travel safer whether you are in a vehicle, crossing a road on foot or on a bicycle,” explained CDOT Executive Director, Shoshana Lew.

Travel Impacts

Drivers can expect traffic delays and single lane closures at intersections on CO 9C, 24H, 24G, 47A, 50A, 83A, and 285D. Drivers should slow down and carefully pass through the intersection while avoiding the fresh paint. These delays will be in effect from May 2 to June 20, 2021. Work will take place at multiple locations on the listed southeast Colorado roadways. All work will be nightwork, there will be no daywork. Nightwork will take place Sunday night through Friday morning during the working hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists should expect delays during the scheduled work hours. Work is expected to be completed by July 2021, barring weather and/or shipment delays.


Project & Travel Info 

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

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.