US 160 La Veta Pass: Crews to perform paving operations next week

Travel Advisory

July 20, 2021 - Southwestern Colorado

COSTILLA/HUERFANO COUNTIES ― The Colorado Department of Transportation will perform paving operations next week on US Highway 160, at the summit of La Veta Pass between Alamosa and Walsenburg, mile points 279-280. The two-day road maintenance operations will take place Tuesday and Wednesday (July 27 and 28), from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists will encounter full stops, lane shifts and one-lane alternating traffic guided by flagging personnel. Travelers can expect up to 20 minute delays and should allow themselves extra travel time. A speed reduction of 40 MPH will be in place and drivers should slow down and use extreme caution when approaching and driving through the work zone. Motorists are urged to be aware of work crews and heavy equipment.

Know Before You Go

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts, anticipated travel impacts, and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include: