Crack sealing to begin on CO 149

Travel Advisory

November 10, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists should plan for delays between South Fork and Creede

Mineral & Rio Grande Counties — The Colorado Department of Transportation is performing month-long surface treatment repairs on a nine-mile segment of Colorado Highway 149, beginning Tuesday, November 14. Operations will take place ten miles north of South Fork, Mile Points 10 to 19. Daytime work hours will range from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Surface treatment operations help treat road damage caused by harsh winter conditions creating a smoother and safer road surface for motorists. Work is weather permitting.

CO 149 Crack Sealing work
Monday through Friday, motorists can expect brief delays on CO 149 between South Fork and Creede while CDOT performs crack sealing operations.

Traffic Impacts

Operations will take place November 14 through December 14. Daytime work hours will range from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Motorists should plan for 10 to 15 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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