US 40 concrete rehabilitation project begins in Steamboat Springs on April 3

Travel Advisory

March 28, 2024 - Northwestern Colorado - Motorists should plan for seven to 10 minute delays, sometimes longer

Routt County — The Colorado Department of Transportation will soon begin concrete rehabilitation improvement work on US Highway 40 near Steamboat Springs. Work is anticipated to begin April 3. Motorists should plan for light once work begins, during April 3 to 12. Work will focus on ADA ramp improvements. Delays of seven to 10 minutes will begin the week of April 15. Those delays are anticipated when there is a high volume of traffic moving through the project area, such as the morning and evening commute. Crews will conduct the rehabilitation improvement project for three months. Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of June. Work will take place from Mile Point 130.5 to MP 133.5. KSK, LLC is the contractor for this project.

The project will improve and prolong the life and durability of US 40 in Steamboat Springs. ADA sidewalk accessibility will be improved, along with refreshed pedestrian crosswalks. Work will primarily include concrete pavement panel replacement, ADA pedestrian ramps, and sidewalk improvements. Work will be done in both the eastbound and westbound directions on US 40, from 3rd Street to 13th Street. A smooth road or highway has many important benefits, including safety and improved quality for the driving experience. A smoother surface also offers safer driving for motorists.

Weekly email stakeholder construction updates will begin shortly before the project starts. Anyone can sign up for stakeholder updates by contacting the public information manager at 970-875-6461 or [email protected]. Once construction begins, customers can sign up for stakeholder updates using the following steps:

  • Go to
  • Click on “Subscribe to Construction Updates.”
  • Select “Northwest Colorado”
  • Select “Northern (Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties)”
  • Select “US 40 Steamboat Main Street Rehabilitation.” Note: Construction updates usually begin once a project has started construction.
  • Click on the green "Submit" button at the bottom of the page

Traffic Impacts

  • Intermittent daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and nighttime work hours (range from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.), Monday through Friday
  • Traffic impacts will be light at the start of the project, during April 3 to 12
  • Starting the week of April 15, motorists should plan for 7-10 minute delays. Delays may take place during the morning and evening commuter hours, and other peak travel times
  • Single-lane traffic, eastbound and westbound, will remain open at all times
  • The project is expected to last until the end of June 2024

Project Information

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Know Before You Go

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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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