CO 194 in Bent County – Surface Treatments and Drainage Improvements

About the Project:

This project is located in Region 2 on CO 194 in Bent County, between La Junta and Las Animas, and includes the resurfacing of 10 miles of roadway between mile point 10.10 to 20.08. The project will also include culvert drainage and water control improvements, seeding, guardrail, signs and striping.

Project Benefits

  • The project will improve approximately 10 miles of CO 194 and will enhance safety for travelers on this two-lane highway.
  • When completed motorists will find a smoother roadway surface with high visibility markings, stabilized shoulders and paved turnouts.
  • A smooth highway surface is not only safer, but also enhances the driving experience for motorists.

Work Schedule:

  • Work will last approximately 4 months
  • Working hours are daylight hours, Monday through Friday
  • No weekend or Holiday work is expected.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Alternating single lane closures on CO194 can be expected during project work hours. There are no planned closures during the daytime, weekends or holidays. 
  • There will be a 10-foot width restriction in place Monday through Friday, during project work hours.

Work this Week & Lane Closures
CO 194 between La Junta and Las Animas

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $ 5.6 Million
  • Contractor: APC Southern Construction  (a division of Oldcastle SW Group)
  • Timeline: August through December 2023
  • Location: Highway(s) and specific location 
    • Nearest Town/City: between La Junta and Las Animas
    • Mile Point(s): 10.10 to 20.08
    • County: Bent
CO 194 Improvements Project Map - La Junta to Las Animas in Bent County
CO 194 Improvements Project Map - La Junta to Las Animas in Bent County