CDOT repairs landslide on CO 133 north of Paonia

News Release

December 7, 2021 - Northwestern Colorado - Minimal traffic impacts for motorists

GUNNISON COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Williams Construction, will perform landslide repairs to Colorado Highway 133 north of Paonia. The project will prevent ongoing landslide activity from further damaging the roadway. Work began November 15 and will continue through May 2022 with a winter shutdown.

The project consists of slope stabilization by use of ground anchors, prefabricated concrete panels, and drain pipes. Once the slope has been stabilized, roadway repairs shall be completed. This project will benefit the public by improving safety and function of this section of highway. The safety improvements will take place on CO 133 from MP 21.6 to 21.8 north of Paonia. The location is immediately west of Paonia Reservoir and Kebler Corner.

CO 133 Landslide Repair Map

This landslide repair project will ensure motorists can move safely and reliably through this section of the roadway for years to come. It will be critically important for motorists to adhere to work zone safety throughout the duration of this project as we enhance the functionality of this intersection.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists will encounter road and shoulder work on CO 133. Traffic impacts include:

  • Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Various shoulder and lane closures will take place within the work zone. Minimal traffic delays are expected.
  • Traffic fines will be doubled in the work zone. Motorists should slow down as they approach the work zones, drive with caution, allow extra space between vehicles, and give themselves extra travel time.

Project Information

For additional information about this project:

Know Before You Go

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!

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