CDOT to chip seal CO 141 north of Slick Rock next week

Travel Advisory

September 15, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists can expect lengthy delays Sept. 19 through Sept. 21

San Miguel County — The Colorado Department of Transportation is chip sealing a six-mile section of CO 141 next Tuesday through Thursday. Operations will take place north of Slick Rock, Mile Points 28 through 34. Traffic will be brought to a full stop and guided by a pilot car through the work zone.

Weather permitting, motorists should plan for up-to 30-minute delays between Egnar and the CO 145 Junction.

CO 141 Chip Seal operations map
Motorists can expect up-to 30-minute delays on CO 141 north of Egnar while crews chip seal a six-mile section of highway, Sept. 29 through Sept. 21.

Traffic Impacts

Daytime work hours range from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

  • Slow down ― Higher speeds can cause loose stones to scatter and damage vehicle paint and windshields
  • Increase distance between vehicles ― Space between you and other vehicles will help reduce damage caused by loose stones
  • Follow work zone signage and flagging personnel ― Consider the safety of other motorists and the safety of the work crew when traveling through the project construction zone
  • Use caution ― Bicyclists and motorcyclists should use extreme caution during construction operations

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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