Crack sealing operations continue on CO 149

Travel Advisory

January 17, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - CDOT crews perform maintenance through February as weather permits

Rio Grande & Mineral Counties — Beginning January 22, motorists can expect up to 15-minute delays on Colorado HIghway 149 between South Fork and Creede. Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews will repair and seal cracks in the road surface, Mile Points 3 to 22, through February.

CO 149 surface treatment operations began in mid-December and crews are continuing to make repairs to the road as weather conditions permit.

Traffic Impacts

Operations will take place January 22 through February 22, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Expect one-lane alternating traffic guided by signs, cones and flagging personnel
  • A speed reduction of 40 mph will be enforced through the work zones
  • Plan for full stops and brief 15-minute delays
CO 149 Chip Seal Map
Colorado Department of Transportation Maintenance Alert Map of operations occurring on CO 149 between South Fork and Creede. Operations will take place January 22 through February 22, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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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