Crews start resurfacing work on CO 318 from Utah/Colorado State Line to Maybell

Project Update

April 18, 2023 - Northwestern Colorado - 15-minute delays anticipated

Moffat County — The Colorado Department of Transportation began resurfacing work on April 17 along Colorado Highway 318 from the Utah/Colorado state line towards Maybell. Motorists should plan for 15-minute delays during construction hours. Elam Construction of Grand Junction is the contractor for this project, which is part of CDOT’s 10 Year Plan.

The resurfacing project will take place on CO 318 for 12.5 miles from Mile Point 0, at Utah/Colorado state line, to MP 12.5, west of Maybell. Work will include a one-inch hot mix asphalt lane level paving and a one and a half inch HMA overlay. Other work consists of rumble strip installation and pavement marking.

The HMA will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway, provide a smoother road surface and will add 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.

Map of project limits for a resurfacing project on Colorado Highway 318 from Utah/Colorado State Line to Maybell
Map of project limits for a resurfacing project on Colorado Highway 318 from Utah/Colorado State Line to Maybell

Traffic Impacts

Motorists should plan for one-lane alternating traffic, 15-minute delays, reduced speed limit and 10-foot width restriction Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The project will last through August 2023.

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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