CDOT crews to pave 3-mile segment of US 24 south of Granite

Travel Advisory

September 13, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists can expect lengthy delays Sept. 18 through Sept. 21

Chaffee County — Motorists can expect up to 20-minute delays next Monday through Thursday while the Colorado Department of Transportation paves US 24 near Clear Creek Reservoir. Operations will take place approximately one mile south of Granite, Mile Points 195 to 198. Between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. travelers will encounter full stops and one-lane alternating traffic guided by flaggers and pilot cars.

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

Traffic Impacts

Daytime work hours will range from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

  • Motorists should plan for 15-20 minute delays and allow for extra travel time
  • Vehicles will be guided by cones, 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
US 24 south of Granite paving map
CDOT crews will pave a 3-mile section of US 24 between Granite and Buena Vista, Sept. 18 through Sept. 21

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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