Bridge work requiring traffic stops on US Highway 350 rescheduled for Friday, October 6

Travel Advisory

October 5, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - The traveling public can expect up to 30-minute traffic stops on U.S. 350 on Friday at one construction site between Delhi and Timpas.

Otero County —­­ Traffic stops on US Highway 350 scheduled for earlier this week have been postponed until Friday, Oct. 6. The traveling public can expect up to 30-minute traffic stops on US 350 on Friday at one construction site between Delhi and Timpas. These stops will allow girders to be set for a new bridge. The work and traffic stops that was scheduled for Oct. 7 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for later in October.

Flaggers also will be alternating one lane of traffic at the bridge located 10 miles east of Trinidad. This will allow trucks delivering girders to be directed over a temporary structure.

Traffic Impacts

  • Friday, Oct. 6, 6:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
    • One lane of alternating traffic, 10 miles east of Trinidad.
  • Friday, Oct. 6, 7 a.m. to noon
    • Intermittent traffic holds of U.S. 350, between Delhi and Timpas (mile 48).
    • Anticipated delays: Up to 30 minutes
  • Lane closures and other traffic notices are posted weekly to
  • All construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change
  • Motorists are reminded to drive slowly and obey the posted speed limit

Project Information

Project Overview

Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country, and with that growth comes strain on aging transportation systems that have significant consequences in the form of growing safety and mobility problems. The purpose of this project is to provide necessary improvements to 17 structures so motorists can be ensured that they are driving on more stable and up to date structures with life spans of 100 years.

The three rural highway corridors where structures are being replaced include:

  • Colorado Highway (CO) 9
  • US Highway 24
  • US Highway 350

Construction completion of the Bridge Bundle $43 million project is slated for late 2024.

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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