Slope repair set to begin along US 84 on May 6

Travel Advisory

April 29, 2024 - Southwestern Colorado - Project will occur between Pagosa Springs and the New Mexico state line

Archuleta CountyThe Colorado Department of Transportation and Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring, Inc. will begin slope repair work on May 6. Work will occur on US Highway 84, 21 miles south of Pagosa Springs and 7.7 miles north of the New Mexico state line. The project is expected to last until the end of December.

The project will help mitigate a slope adjacent to the roadway that is prone to landslides and will stabilize the roadway infrastructure. Work will consist of the installation of a concrete wall barrier with a reinforced subsurface pile system drilled into the ground. Crews will replace an existing drainage culvert with a new concrete and corrugated metal pipe under the roadway. Slope repairs will help stabilize the roadway including widening the roadway to include a 13’ shoulder. Finally, work will include asphalt repaving and the installation of a new guardrail. 

Traffic Impacts

Beginning May 6, motorists should plan for road work on US 84 between Pagosa Springs and Chromo. Traffic impacts will include:

  • Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, with potential for weekend work
  • Vehicles will be reduced to a single-lane, alternating traffic intermittently in either direction, throughout the duration of the project
  • Lane closures, guided by a temporary light signal or flaggers, will have up to 15-minute delays
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph through the work zone
Colorado Department of Transportation project map of slope repair work on US HIghway 84 north of Chromo and the Colorado and New Mexico state line. The project is between Pagosa Springs and Chama near County Roads 391 and 382 in Archuleta County.
Colorado Department of Transportation project map of slope repairs on US 84 between Pagosa Springs and Chama, NM.

Project Information

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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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