CO 13 chip seal project begins north of Craig

Project Update

June 29, 2023 - Northwestern Colorado - 20-minute delays anticipated

Moffat County — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner, United Companies, have commenced a chip seal project on CO 13. The work takes place from Mile Point 104 (north of Craig) to MP 128 (the Colorado/Wyoming state line). Early work involved removing the existing striping template. This section of highway sees a great deal of commercial vehicle traffic and 20-minute delays should be expected.

Edge rumble strips will be installed on the roadway from MP 104-111 as a safety improvement as well as pavement markings in the final configuration. The chip seal application will help protect and extend the life of the underlying pavement. The new surface will provide skid resistance and reduce overall cracking.

The project comes after the recently completed CO 13 Fortification Creek North project, which wrapped up in 2022 and took place at MP 111-116. For more information on the CO 13 Fortification Creek North project, click here. The current chip seal project will offer additional protection for new asphalt from the CO 13 Fortification Creek North project. Construction this season on CO 13 is also located further south, at the CO 13 Rio Blanco Hill project near Rifle. For information on the Co 13 Rio Blanco Hill project, click here.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists should plan for one-lane alternating traffic guided by a pilot car and 20-minute delays. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The project is expected to last through early September.

Project Information

For additional information about this project:

  • Call the project information line at 970-329-2061
  • Email the project team at: [email protected]

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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