Drainage Improvements on CO 115 and CO 67 in downtown Florence

News Release

May 11, 2021 - Work will begin on May 19

FREMONT COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Tony J Beltramo & Sons, will be moving forward with a drainage improvement project on CO Highway 115 and CO Highway 67 in downtown Florence. Work will begin May 19 and continue through November 2021.The drainage improvements will take place on CO 115 between mp 8.7 and mp 9.2, and on CO 67 from mp 11.002 to mp 11.047.

The project will begin by working on the storm drain, then will move to asphalt removal and paving. Crews will also replace existing sidewalks, new curb and gutter, and signing throughout the project. The project will greatly enhance the safety and functionality of the roadway and sidewalks.

“Maintaining drainage systems in Colorado’s cities is a critical safety measure for motorists and sidewalk traffic,” said CDOT’s Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “This is an excellent example of how CDOT is proactively working to enhance the safety of the traveling public and adding measures to prevent flooding issues.”

Traffic Impacts

Beginning May 19, motorists will encounter road work on CO 115 and CO 67. Traffic impacts include:

  • Working hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

  • Various lane, shoulder, and sidewalk closures will take place where work zones exist.

  • When pouring concrete, 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.

  • 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: 

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:

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. 

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!