Crews to start resurfacing work on US 40 from Sand Springs Gulch to Craig

Travel Advisory

May 6, 2022 - Northwestern Colorado - 20-minute delays anticipated

Moffat County — The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing work on May 9 along US Highway 40 from Sand Springs Gulch to Craig. Motorists should plan for 20-minute delays during construction hours. Elam Construction of Grand Junction is the contractor for this project.

The resurfacing project will take place on US 40 between Sand Springs Gulch, located west of Craig, to the east end of Craig. Work will take place on 12 miles from approximately Mile Point 80 to MP 92. Work will include a 2” hot mix asphalt overlay west of Craig, 2” mill and fill in Craig, rumble strip installation and pavement marking.

Crews will also replace the traffic signal on US 40 in Craig at Green Street. Work will include removal and replacement of the old signal poles and mast arms. New signals will be installed along with vehicle detection upgrades, three new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps, curb and gutter.

The new ADA ramps will be in compliance with the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) requirements and will provide functional accessibility to all travelers using our state and US highways.

The hot mix asphalt will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway, provide a smoother road surface and will durability by increasing the resistance of ruts and road damage. This will allow for a smoother and safer drive for motorists.

Other benefits of the project include installation of rumble strips which will warn motorists when they are leaving their lane and help with crash reductions.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists should plan for one-lane alternating traffic, 20-minute delays, reduced speed limit. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The project has an anticipated completion date of September 2022.

Project Information

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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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