CDOT to perform paving operations on US 160 La Veta Pass

Travel Advisory

August 17, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists can expect delays August 21 through August 31

Costilla & Huerfano Counties — Beginning August 21, the Colorado Department of Transportation will pave a three-mile segment of US 160, approximately 20 miles east of Fort Garland (Mile Points 277 to 280). Motorists traveling La Veta Pass should plan for full stops and up-to 20 minute delays over the next two weeks.

CDOT crews will work as swiftly as possible to complete the surface treatment however resurfacing operations are weather dependent.

US 160 La Veta Pass paving map
Motorists can expect delays while CDOT paves a three-mile section of US 160 near the summit of La Veta Pass, August 21 through August 31.

Traffic Impacts

Daytime work hours range from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

  • Motorists should plan for up to 20-minute delays and allow for extra travel time
  • Vehicles will be guided by cones, signs and flagging personnel
  • Access in and out of intersections may be restricted at times
  • A speed reduction of 40 mph will be enforced through the work zones

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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