CDOT conducting culvert replacement on CO 96 near Wetmore

Travel Advisory

April 22, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado

Custer County — Colorado Department of Transportation will be replacing a culvert on CO 96, east of Wetmore (Mile Point 31) on April 27. In order to expedite the replacement and have a safe work zone, CDOT will close CO 96 from MP 26 to 48 on April 27 beginning at 4 a.m. Local traffic will be able to access residential areas, however there will be a hard closure at MP 31. The closure will remain until April 28 at 4 a.m. Motorists should use to plan for alternate routes.

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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