CDOT performs surface treatment in Alamosa

Travel Advisory

November 10, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists should plan for delays beginning Monday, Nov. 13

Alamosa County — The Colorado Department of Transportation will perforn crack sealing operations in Alamosa, beginning next week. Work will occur along a 2-mile segment of US Highway 285 between Sixth Street and County Rd 9 South, Mile Points 32 to 34. Motorists should plan for full stops and up to 20-minute delays through the end of November.

Crews will work swiftly to complete the repairs however, work is weather permitting.

US 285 Surface Treatment Map
Through the end of November, motorists can expect delays on US 285 from Alamosa to south of the San Luis Valley Regional Airport.

Traffic Impacts

Operations will take place November 13 through 30. Daytime work hours will range from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Motorists should plan for 15 to 20 minute delays and should allow for extra travel time
  • Expect one-lane alternating traffic guided by signs, cones and flagging personnel
  • Drivers should slow down and use extreme caution when approaching and driving through the work zone
  • 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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