Reconstruction on Bridge Street and resurfacing for CO 92 Hotchkiss to Crawford begins this month

News Release

May 5, 2022 - Northwestern Colorado Region 3 - Delta County - Public invited to attend open house on Tuesday, May 10

DELTA COUNTY - The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor United Companies are scheduled to begin a resurfacing project on Colorado Highway 92 from Hotchkiss to Crawford, Mile Points 19-31, the week of May 16. The project will reconstruct and resurface the downtown section of highway in Hotchkiss from east of Cedar Drive to west of 4th St. before moving southeast to Crawford with resurfacing on CO 92. Additional project work will include ADA ramp construction in Hotchkiss, guardrail replacement, sign replacement, and striping.

Reconstruction work on Bridge Street will have traffic shifted to the northside while working on the southside. Speed limits through the work zone will be 25 mph. Once work is completed on the southside the work zone will shift to the northside. This work is anticipated to take about three weeks to finish.

The project team is working to minimize traffic impacts on CO 92 during closures on US Highway 50. Crews will maintain two-way traffic on CO 92 through the end of June. Closures on US 50 between Montrose and Gunnison are anticipated through June, for work on the US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon project. Resurfacing work for the CO 92 Hotchkiss to Crawford project is scheduled to start in July, once the US 50 closures have wrapped up. More info about the US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon project can be found at

Once complete, the project will improve the drivability for motorists on this highly traveled route that is identified as part of the Colorado Scenic Byways program, West Elk Loop. Work is anticipated to be complete by mid September.

To learn more about the project and how to get around town and access businesses during reconstruction in Hotchkiss, please join representatives from the project team for an open house:

When: Tuesday, May 10 from 4-6 p.m.

Where: Town of Hotchkiss, City Council Chambers, 276 West Main St., Hotchkiss, CO

Traffic Impacts

  • Work is scheduled Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • No delays are anticipated during the reconstruction work on Bridge Street. The project will maintain two way traffic through downtown Hotchkiss during this phase of the work. Motorists are encouraged to park on side streets to access some of the businesses when work is being performed on Bridge Street. The speed limit through the work zone is 25 mph.
  • Resurfacing work from Hotchkiss to Crawford will begin after the 4th of July holiday. Motorists should expect single-lane, alternating traffic and delays up to 15 minutes during this work. The resurfacing phase is scheduled to start at this date to accommodate US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon detour traffic.
  • Pilot car operations will be in place during resurfacing operations in order to ensure the safety of motorists and workers. Motorists must follow pilot cars.

Project Information

For additional information about this project:

  • Call the project information line at 970-291-0527
  • Email the project team at: [email protected]

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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