Region-wide striping project throughout southeastern Colorado begins March 21

Travel Advisory

March 16, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado

Southeast Colorado – The Colorado Department of Transportation, in partnership with Kolbe Striping Inc., will begin restriping work on March 21 throughout southeastern Colorado. This project involves painting 6-inch striping over existing pavement markings on both asphalt and concrete pavement types; these new white and yellow markings will match existing pavement lines. Work is scheduled to be completed by late-May 2022.

“By completing yearly maintenance on our highway pavement markings, we are able to preserve the safety and integrity of our highways,” said CDOT Chief Engineer, Steve Harelson. “Maintaining the reflectivity on highway centerlines and edgelines, helps guide the travelling public especially at night and during inclement weather conditions. Some vehicles possess high-tech features like lane departure warnings, intended to keep vehicles on the road and in their lane. These advanced technologies depend upon well-maintained centerlines and edgelines.

The following highways will be worked upon: I-25, US 50, CO 115, and CO 285; these highways run through the following counties: Park, El Paso, Pueblo, Otero and Freemont.

Night work is scheduled for I-25, between Mile Points 102.3 – 163.32, for April 17 – May 4 and for CO 285, between MPs 187-225.15 for May 8-22. Night work hours will be from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Travel Impacts

Mobile traffic control will be used in work zones with slow moving directional traffic. Drivers may expect delays and are asked to exercise patience when encountering the mobile pavement marking zone.
Use caution and slower speeds when traveling through the work zone as there will be wet paint throughout.
General working hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Project Information

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!