Paving set to start on Highway 96

Travel Advisory

May 11, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Work near Eads and Sheridan Lake begins this month and includes new guardrails and minor structure repairs

Kiowa County — The Colorado Department of Transportation is paving the 25-mile segment of CO 96 between U.S. 287 near Eads and Sheridan Lake beginning this month. Work also includes new guardrails and minor structure repairs.

In addition to providing a smoother driving surface, the project will enhance safety with the addition of new, higher visibility striping.

Traffic Impacts

  • Work schedule: Monday through Friday – daylight hours
  • Delays up to 15 minutes – flaggers alternating one lane of traffic through the work zone
  • Speed limit reduced to 40 mph. Fines doubled for violators.
  • Vehicle wider than 11 feet restricted from traveling through the work zone
  • A & S Construction of Cañon City is the contractor for the $12.7 million project. It is schedule for completion in October 2023.

CO 96 between Eads and Sheridan Lake, Mile Point(s): 169 - 193.77 KiowaCountyCO 96 between Eads and Sheridan Lake

Project Information

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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