Asphalt repairs on Highway 96

Travel Advisory

October 13, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Work is scheduled for completion by Friday, Oct. 27

Crowley/Kiowa Counties – Asphalt repair work is taking place over the next couple of weeks along a 17-mile segment of CO 96, from east of Sugar City to Arlington.

Beginning on Monday, Oct. 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation will replace the top layer of asphalt at various locations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flaggers will alternate one lane of traffic through each work zone. Delays up to 15 minutes should be expected.

Work is scheduled for completion by Friday, Oct. 27, weather permitting.

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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