Temporary concrete barriers set in place on CO 172 south of Ignacio

Travel Advisory

September 14, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists will encounter slower speeds and width restrictions while crews complete repairs

Archuleta County — The Colorado Department of Transportation have placed concrete barriers along a short section of CO 172, three-miles north of the New Mexico state line. A speed reduction of 40 MPH and 11-foot width restrictions will remain in place until permanent shoulder and culvert repairs are completed.

CDOT crews set temporary barriers and lane shifts after heavy monsoon rains caused erosion issues on the northbound highway shoulder.

Traffic Impacts

Speed reductions and width restrictions will remain in place 24 hours a day until further notice.

  • Traffic will be guided by cones, signs and electronic message boards
  • 11 ft width restrictions are in place for northbound travelers
  • Motorists will encounter lane shifts and 40 MPH speed reductions
CO 172 Ignacio Concrete Barrier map
Motorists are reminded of lane shifts and 40 MPH speed reductions on CO 172 while the temporary concrete barriers are in place 3 miles north of the New Mexico state line.

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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