Motorists traveling US 50 Monarch Pass can expect brief delays August 21 through August 23

Travel Advisory

August 16, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Paving operations will take place east of Sargents

Gunnison County — The Colorado Department of Transportation will pave a short segment of US 50 between Sargents and Monarch Pass (Mile Points 196 to 197). Next Monday through Wednesday, motorists will experience full stops and delays from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

US 50 Monarch Pass paving
CDOT urges motorists to watch for workers and follow work zone speeds while crews pave a segment of US 50 approximately three miles west of Monarch Pass Summit.

Traffic Impacts

Operations will take place August 21-23. Daytime work hours will range from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 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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