CO 114 Overlay Project to begin May 8

Travel Advisory

April 24, 2023 - Northwestern Colorado - Project work will take place between Gunnison and Saguache

Gunnison & Saguache Counties — The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin surface treatment work on May 8 along Colorado Highway 114 in Gunnison and Saguache counties. The project will take place during a five-and-a-half-month period on CO 114 from Gunnison County south to Saguache County, Mile Point 0 to MP 22. The project is part of CDOT’s 10 Year Plan and is one of 38 projects focused on improving rural roads in northwest Colorado. CDOT has developed plans to extend the project to MP 28 if additional funds become available. CDOT has awarded A&S Construction as the prime contractor for this $14.3 million project.

The project will improve and prolong the life of the road surface. Work will primarily consist of resurfacing the roadway with leveling, overlaying, widening shoulders in various locations, and upgrading guardrails. Work will be done southbound for a twenty-eight mile stretch along CO 114. A smooth road or highway has many important benefits including safety and improved quality for driving experience. Construction of wider shoulders will improve safety by providing a larger recoverable area on the side of the roadway and reduce the potential of crashes from vehicles veering off the main roadway.

Traffic Impacts 

Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles may be reduced to a single lane, throughout the duration of the project. These lane closures may have up to 15 minute delays. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 MPH and a 10 foot lane width restriction through the work zone. The project is expected to last until the beginning of October 2023.

Map for CO 114 Overlay Project in Gunnison and Saguache CountiesMap for CO 114 Overlay Project in Gunnison and Saguache Counties

Project Information

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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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