Multiple nighttime paving operations scheduled for Sunday & Monday in downtown Pagosa Springs

Travel Advisory

September 22, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists should plan for delays beginning at 7 p.m.

Archuleta County — The Colorado Department of Transportation will pave a section of US 160 in downtown Pagosa Springs on the nights of September 24 and 25. The paving crew will work along a one-mile section between Lewis Street and the Hot Springs Boulevard intersection. Work will take place Sunday and Monday between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Additionally, resurfacing operations for the US 160 W Pagosa Resurfacing Project will also be occurring next week. Motorists should plan for nighttime delays and one-lane alternating traffic on multiple sections of US 160 between downtown Pagosa Springs and the US 84 junction early next week.

Traffic Impacts

Nighttime work hours range from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday and Monday.

  • Travelers will encounter periodic traffic stops and delays
  • Traffic will be guided through the work zone by cones, signs and flagging personnel
  • Motorists are urged to slow down and watch for flaggers, work crews and heavy equipment in the area
Motorists will encounter mulitple paving operations on US 160 near downtown Pagosa Springs Sunday (9/24) and Monday (9/25) night.
Motorists will encounter mulitple paving operations on US 160 near downtown Pagosa Springs Sunday (9/24) and Monday (9/25) night.

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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