Resurfacing on US 160 from Kim to Pritchett to begin mid-April

Travel Advisory

April 11, 2024 - Southeastern Colorado - Work to include new signage and shoulder widening

Las Animas and Baca Counties — The Colorado Department of Transportation with its contract partner APC Southern will begin a highway resurfacing project on April 15 on US Highway 160 from Kim to Pritchett.

Work will include the resurfacing of east and westbound lanes of US 160, updating sign panels, installation of new signs to meet safety standards, and widening of a portion of the curve shoulder. In addition, one paved shoulder widening area will be added. This work will occur from Mile Point 423 east of Kim to MP 451 north of Pritchett.

This project will improve and prolong the life of the road surface and enhance safety by providing a smoother road surface for motorists. Resurfacing can greatly extend the life of the asphalt pavement. Some highways may last more than 50 years with periodic resurfacing of the top layer of asphalt and timely repairs. The project is scheduled for completion in September 2024.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists and area residents can expect the following impacts during construction:

  • Work will occur during daytime hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Alternating, single lane closures will take place in the work zone
  • Delays of up to 10 minutes can be expected during working hours
  • Speed limit reduced to 40 mph through the work zone during work hours
  • 10-foot width restrictions will be in place
Map of US 160 in Las Animas and Baca Counties specifying work zone for resurfacing project - mile point 423 to Mile Point 451.
Map of US 160 in Las Animas and Baca Counties specifying work zone for resurfacing project - mile point 423 to Mile Point 451.

Project Information

For additional information about this project:

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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