Southeastern Colorado Stencil Marking

Project Complete

The Colorado Department of Transportation and prime contractor RoadSafe Traffic Systems, will begin stencil-marking work across six highways in southeastern Colorado on May 22. This project will focus on the removal and replacement of painted roadway symbols at various intersections, crosswalks, and turn pockets.

The project work zones are spread across four separate counties. In El Paso County, the work zones will include:

  • US 85 from Mile Post 127.92 to 137 and CO 16 from MP 0.0 to 3.08. Both of these zones are located in Fountain.
  • In Pueblo County, the work zone includes CO 47 from MP 0.2 to 4.63 outside of downtown Pueblo.
  • In Huerfano County, the work zone includes US Highway 160 from MP 295.5 to 305.2 in Walsenburg.
  • Stretching across Huerfano and Las Animas County, the project work zone includes a 65-mile section of CO 12 from La Veta to Trinidad between MP 4.5 and 70.6.
  • In Las Animas County, the work zone includes Interstate 25 from MP 1.2 to 3.8.

Work Schedule

  • Marking operations will only occur during nighttime hours from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. There will be minimal traffic impacts throughout the duration of the project, as there will be one lane of traffic consistently open in either direction.

Traffic Impacts

  • Crews will be working only nighttime hours throughout the duration of the project. Work will occur Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Single lane closures are expected intermittently in each project location with at least one through lane of traffic open at all times. These lane reductions may slow traffic, but are not anticipated to cause delays. The project is expected to last until mid-June.
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Project Facts

  • Cost: $470,000
  • Contractor: RoadSafe
  • Timeline: May - June 2022
  • Location: US 85 A from MP 127.92-132.85 and CO 16 from MP 0-3.08 in Fountain, CO 47 A from MP 0.2-4.63 in Pueblo, CO 160A from MP 295.52-305.2, I-25 from MP 1.18-3.79 and CO 12 A from MP 4.51-70.69 in Walsenberg