CDOT crews to pave US 24 north of Buena Vista early next week

Travel Advisory

October 5, 2023 - Southwest Colorado - Expect lengthy delays near Clear Creek Reservoir Oct. 9 and 10

Chaffee County — Motorists can expect full stops and up to 30-minute delays next Monday and Tuesday while the Colorado Department of Transportation paves a short section of US Highway 24 between Granite and Buena Vista (Mile Points 196 -198). Operations will take place just south of Clear Creek Reservoir and approximately 15 miles north of Buena Vista. Between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. travelers will encounter full stops and one-lane alternating traffic guided by pilot cars.

CDOT crews will work as swiftly as possible to complete the surface treatment; however resurfacing operations are weather dependent.

Traffic Impacts

Operations will take place on Oct. 9 and 10. Daytime work hours will range from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Motorists should plan for up to 30-minute delays and should allow for extra travel time
  • Vehicles will be guided by flagging personnel and pilot cars
  • Access in and out of intersections may be restricted at times
  • A speed reduction of 40 mph will be enforced through the work zones
Highway Maintenance Alert for US 24 north of Buena Vista on October 9 and 10 project map.
Motorists will be brought to a stop and guided through the work zone by pilot vehicles while CDOT crews pave a two-mile segment of US 24 near Clear Creek Reservoir.

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!

Download the COtrip App!

The free COtrip Planner mobile app was designed to meet the growing trend of information on mobile and tablet devices for the traveling public. The COtrip Planner app provides statewide, real-time traffic information, and works on mobile devices that operate on the iOS and Android platforms. Visit the Google Play Store (Android devices) or the Apple Store (iOS devices) to download!