CDOT performs month-long crack seal operations on CO 149

Travel Advisory

December 15, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists should plan for brief delays between South Fork and Creede beginning Dec. 18

Rio Grande & Mineral Counties— Month-long surface treatment repairs are scheduled to be completed on a twelve mile segment of CO 149. Beginning Monday, December 18, Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews will perform crack sealing operations approximately 10 miles north of South Fork, Mile Points 10 to 22. Daytime work hours will range from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Crews will perform work as weather conditions allow through mid-January. Work is weather permitting.

Traffic Impacts

Operations will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Expect one-lane alternating traffic guided by signs, cones and flagging personnel
  • A speed reduction of 40 mph will be enforced through the work zones
  • Plan for full stops and brief 15-minute delays
CO 149 crack seal operations map
Colorado Department of Transportation Maintenance Alert Map of operations occurring on CO 149 between South Fork and Creede. Operations will take place December 18 through January 14, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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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