Chip seal operations will take place next week on CO 370, south of Alamosa

Travel Advisory

June 9, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - motorists should plan for full stops and lengthy delays

Alamosa County — Beginning June 12, the Colorado Department of Transportation will chip seal a short section of CO 370, west of the US 285 intersection. Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15, travelers will encounter full stops and one-lane alternating traffic guided by flaggers near County Road 106 South (Mile Points 12.8 through 13.8). Motorists should expect 15 to 20 minute delays and allow themselves extra travel time.

Traffic Impacts

Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 12 through 15.

  • Slow down ― Higher speeds can cause loose stones to scatter and damage vehicle paint and windshields
  • Increase distance between vehicles ― Space between you and other vehicles will help reduce damage caused by loose stones
  • Follow work zone signage and flagging personnel ― Consider the safety of other motorists and the safety of the work crew when traveling through the project construction zone
  • Use caution ― Bicyclists and motorcyclists should use extreme caution during construction operations
CO 370 chip seal operations map
Monday, June 12, through Thursday, June 15, motorists can expect significant delays on CO 370 near County Road 106 South while CDOT completes chip seal operations.

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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