Survey work to take place at US 50 & CO 291 junction

Travel Advisory

July 27, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists can expect brief delays in Salida next week

Chaffee County — The Colorado Department of Transportation will perform survey work on the southeast end of Salida, August 1-3. Motorists should anticipate full stops and up to 10-minute delays at the intersection of E. Rainbow Boulevard (US 50) and Oak Street (CO 291). Old Stage Road (CR 105) will also have blocked access at times.

Please watch for construction crews, heavy equipment and flaggers guiding traffic during survey operations.

Road survey operations at the US 50 and CO 291 map
Motorists should plan for delays August 1-3 in Salida while CDOT performs road survey operations at the US 50 and CO 291 junction.

Traffic Impacts

Daytime work hours range from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

  • Motorists can expect full stops and up to 10-minute delays and should allow for extra travel time
  • Vehicles will be guided by flagging personnel
  • 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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