US 6/North Avenue project scheduled to restart week of April 10

Travel Advisory

April 5, 2023 - Northwestern Colorado - Final striping and grinding to be completed

Mesa County — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor, United Companies, will commence finishing work on US Highway 6 & North Avenue beginning next week, weather permitting. The project was shut down in December due to winter climate conditions that were not conducive to completing quality work safely. Work will begin on Monday April 10. Like last year, work will take place at night. For the remainder of the project, work will start each week on Sundays at 7 p.m.

Crews installing temporary striping before the winter shutdownCrews installing temporary striping before the winter shutdown in December 2022.

Project crews will complete profiling, grinding, minor corrective work, and permanent final striping. The remaining work is anticipated to be complete by the end of April 2023 or early May. The image above shows crews installing temporary striping before the winter shutdown in December.

Once complete, the project will improve the drivability for motorists on this busy thoroughfare in Mesa County. Project work includes access improvements with raised median curb replacement and installation, ADA ramp construction, curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements. Improvements completed in 2022 include: full-width overlay paving of this four-mile stretch of highway, traffic signal conduit improvements, and drainage, signage and striping.

The project is part of CDOT’s 10-year plan. It is one of several CDOT roadway improvement projects along the US 6 corridor in Mesa County during the 2022-2023 construction season.

Traffic Impacts

  • Regular work hours will be 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Sunday to Friday morning
  • In order to avoid work taking place on April 9, Easter Sunday, work will begin Monday, April 10
  • Motorists can expect single lane closures on US 6/North Ave in both the westbound and eastbound directions through the project limits
    • The project limits are from 1st Street to the eastern end of North Avenue, at the intersection with I-70B

Project Information

For additional information about this project:

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!