CO 239 to be closed north east of Trinidad

Travel Advisory

October 20, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Motorists urged to use alternate route during bridge replacement
CO 239 Detour Map
Map of Las Animas County near Trinidad showing closure on CO 239 and detour routes using El Moro Road to I-25 and CR 75.1 via CR 32 to US 160.

Trinidad, Hoehne — The Colorado Department of Transportation will replace a bridge northeast of Trinidad on CO 239 at Mile Point 1.68. A full five-day closure of CO 239, beginning on Monday, October 30, will be required to allow for the removal of the existing bridge, installation of the new concrete box culvert and paving of the roadway at the worksite. Bridge removal, xox culvert installation and paving operations are expected to be complete by Friday, Nov. 3.

Travel Impacts:

  • Beginning on Monday, October 30 through Friday, November 3, motorists will encounter full closure of CO 239 at MP 1.68.
  • Local residents will be detoured via El Moro Road to Interstate 25 and County Road 75.1 via County Road 32 to US Highway 160.
  • The traveling public is urged to obey signage for detours, speed reductions and overweight/oversized restrictions. Motorists should use extreme caution through work zones and be aware of flaggers, maintenance workers and heavy equipment on and along the roadway.

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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