Improvements to CO 13 and CO 64 near Meeker begins mid April

Project Update

April 6, 2023 - Northwestern Colorado - Resurfacing will begin April 17 on both lanes for a six-mile stretch of CO 13 and for an eight-mile portion of CO 64

Rio Blanco County — The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin surface treatment work on Apr 17. Work will take place along two roadways, Colorado Highway 64, west of Meeker and Colorado Highway 13, southwest of Meeker. The project will improve and prolong the life of the road surface. Work will primarily consist of resurfacing the roadways. Resurfacing will be done in both the northbound and southbound lanes for a six-mile stretch of CO 13 and both the eastbound and westbound lanes for an eight-mile portion of CO 64. A smooth road or highway has many important benefits including safety and improved quality for driving experience.

The first phase of the paving project will begin with a bridge expansion on Colorado Highway 13 at Mile Point 38.7, located two and a half miles west of Meeker. Work on this bridge will include installation of a new bridge expansion device, sealing bridge joints, milling, resurfacing and installation of new guardrails. In the next phase, crews will resurface CO 13 from MP 36.2 to MP 39.3. The final phase will include the resurfacing of CO 64 from MP 65.56 and ending at MP 73.7, near the intersection of CO 64 & CO 13. United Companies, of Grand Junction, is the contractor for this project.

The project team will stay in close contact with CDOT maintenance crews in the event of Interstate 70 closures in Glenwood Canyon. This coordination will help the project team prepare for detour traffic during I-70 closures.

Project Schedule

  • The project is scheduled to begin April 17
  • Work is expected to be completed by late September 2023
  • Normal working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

Traffic Impacts

  • Roadway will remain open while improvements are being made
  • Lane closures will be in place and delays up to 15 minutes can be expected
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph during work hours and 45 mph all other times through the work zone
  • Loads wider than 12 feet will be restricted through the work zone on CO 13
  • Loads wider than 10 feet will be restricted through the work zone on CO 64

Project Information

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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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