CDOT performs rock fall mitigation on CO 145 north of Dolores

Travel Advisory

September 22, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists can expect 30-minute delays September 25

Montezuma County — On Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation will perform rock fall mitigation along a one-mile segment of Colorado Highway 145 between Dolores and Rico (Mile Points 28 to 29). Motorists should plan for intermittent traffic holds up to 30-minutes long in both directions while crews work to address areas of concern along the ridgeline above the highway.

Full 30-minute traffic stops will allow crews the opportunity to perform hillside operations and to remove any rock or debris from the roadway.

Traffic Impacts

Daytime work hours range from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, September 25.

  • Travelers will encounter full stops and up to 30-minute 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
CO 145 rockfall mitigation map
Monday (9/25), motorists will encounter up-to 30-minute delays on CO 145, 2 miles north of Stoner, while CDOT crews clean debris along the shoulder of the road.

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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