CDOT crews to pave section of US 24 between Buena Vista and Granite early next week

Travel Advisory

June 9, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - operations north of Buena Vista will cause travel delays

Chaffee County — Motorists can expect full stops and up to 30-minute delays next Tuesday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 14, while the Colorado Department of Transportation paves a short section of US 24. Operations will take place approximately nine miles north of Buena Vista, Mile Points 201.5 to 202.5. Between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. travelers will encounter full stops and one-lane alternating traffic guided by portable light signals.

CDOT crews will work as swiftly as possible to complete the surface treatment however resurfacing operations are weather dependent.

Traffic Impacts

Operations will take place on June 13 and 14. Daytime work hours will range from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Motorists should plan for 15-30 minute delays and should allow for extra travel time
  • Vehicles will be guided by flagging personnel or a portable temporary light signal
  • Access in and out of intersections may be restricted at times
  • A speed reduction of 40 mph will be enforced through the work zones
US 24 between Buena Vista and Granite paving operations map
Next Tuesday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 14, motorists can expect significant delays between Buena Vista and Granite while CDOT completes paving 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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