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US Highway 50 resurfacing between Coaldale and Texas Creek begins Monday

April 23, 2021 - Southeastern Colorado

Fremont County — Beginning April 26, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work to improve approximately 10 miles of US 50 in Fremont County, beginning at Coaldale and ending near Texas Creek. This project is adjacent to the 10 mile resurfacing project on US 50 that was completed in August 2020.

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The project will greatly enhance safety for travelers on this two-lane heavily trafficked highway. When completed motorists will experience a smoother roadway with improved safety. Busy highways must bear heavy commercial truck traffic as well as passenger vehicles. About every 10-15 years asphalt roads need to have their top layers milled and resurfaced. Periodic resurfacing of the top layer of asphalt and timely repairs can greatly extend the life of the highway pavement.

"Improvements in this area are critical for communities and recreation businesses along this corridor,” said CDOT’s Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “This is an excellent example of how CDOT works to make sure all parts of the state receive a fair share of improvements for essential roadways.”

Traffic Impacts

Anyone traveling this corridor can expect throughout the project:

  • Lanes shifts of existing roadway alignment

  • Single-lane, alternating travel through the work zone. 

  • Flaggers and pilot cars will direct single-lane, alternating traffic. 

  • Width restrictions of 11 feet will be in place 24 hours a day.

  • Speed reductions will be in place of 40 mph during working hours.

Project Working Hours

  • Monday - Thursday from sun-up to sun-down

  • Fridays - sun-up to noon

Project Contact Information

About CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely, and 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.