Temporary Closure of Colorado City Rest Area

Travel Advisory

August 8, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Closure will last for two weeks

Colorado City – The Colorado City Rest Area, at the I-25/CO 165 Interchange, will be closed for repairs for two weeks, beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 6 a.m.

It reopens on Wednesday, Aug. 23, by 5 p.m.

A closure is necessary since the water will be shutoff for plumbing repairs. The sidewalks, courtyard and landscaping also will be upgraded while the area is closed.

This rest area also is a stop on the Colorado Department of Transportation's Bustang Outrider route between Trinidad and Pueblo. Buses will skip this stop during the closure, traveling non-stop between Walsenburg and Pueblo.

For southbound travelers, the El Moro Rest Area is open, just north of Trinidad (Exit 17).

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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