CDOT performs shoulder work on CO 145

Travel Advisory

November 17, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists should plan for brief delays next week between Telluride and Norwood

San Miguel County — Next week, the Colorado Department of Transportation will complete a two-day erosion control operation along the shoulder of Colorado Highway 145, 2-miles east of Norwood. Operations will take place Tuesday and Wednesday between Mile Points 97 and 99. Motorists should plan for 10 to 15 minute delays, flaggers and one-lane alternating traffic between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m each day.

Crews will work swiftly to stabilize the shoulder of the highway however, work is weather permitting.

CO 145 Telluride maintenance map
Map of maintenance operations located on CO 145 between Norwood and Telluride.

Traffic Impacts

Daytime work hours range from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Motorists should plan for 10-15 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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