CO 67 overlay improvements to begin in June

Travel Advisory

June 3 - Southeastern Colorado

Fremont County — The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin surface overlay treatment work in June along Colorado Highway 67, near Florence. The project will take place over a five-month period on CO 67 from the Wetmore city limits, near the Wetmore Baptist Church to E. Main Street, (Mile Point 0 to MP 11.05). A & S Construction, of Cañon City, has been selected as the contractor for this project.

“CO 67 is a highly traveled corridor between Wetmore and Florence,” said CDOT’s Region 2 Transportation Director, Richard Zamora. “These improvements are essential to ensure motorists can travel safely and reliably through the area for years to come. It will be critically important for motorists to not be distracted and to obey all work zone signing as we enhance the infrastructure in Fremont County”

An asphalt overlay is a layer of new asphalt applied over the deteriorating existing asphalt. Surface overlay treatment projects are intended to provide safety to travelers by improving ride quality and prolonging the life of the road. Work will primarily consist of resurfacing the roadway, adding new guardrail and sign replacement. Work will be done in both the northbound and southbound lanes for an 11-mile stretch of CO 67.

CO 67 Overlay project map Wetmore

Traffic Impacts

Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles may be reduced to
single-lane, alternating traffic intermittently in either direction, throughout the duration of the project.
These lane closures, guided by flaggers and pilot cars, may have up to 15 - minute delays. The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph through the work zone. The project is expected to last until the end of September.

Project Information

For additional information about this project, contact the project team.

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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