CO 13 and CO 317 Surface Treatment

About the Project:

Surface treatment on CO 13 will take place for 15 miles from Mile Point 64 to MP 79 and will consist of a 2” hot mix asphalt overlay, bridge maintenance work and culvert repair at 4 locations. Work on CO 317 will take place for over 12 miles from MP 0 to MP 12.24. Crews will recycle the existing asphalt and place a 1 1/2” overlay from MP 6 to MP 12. A chip seal application will be placed from MP 0 to MP 12.24. Other improvements for both highways consist of guardrail replacement, shouldering and striping.

Project Benefits

  • The HMA will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway, provide a smoother road surface and will add durability by increasing the resistance of ruts and road damage. This will allow for a smoother and safer drive for motorists.
  • The chip seal application will help protect and extend the life of the underlying pavement. The new surface will provide skid resistance and reduce overall cracking.
  • Other benefits of the project include installation of new guardrail that will be 31 inches high, designed to meet new safety standard requirements. The higher railing will help veering vehicles remain on the road more effectively, making the highway safer for the traveling public. The former standard height of guardrail was 27 inches.

Work Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Traffic Impacts:

Motorists can expect the following impacts during the period of construction:

  • One-lane alternating traffic with 30 minute delays
  • Temporary traffic signal 24/7 on CO 13 at MP 75.73 to guide motorist during bridge work.
  • 14’ width restriction on CO 13 24/7 from April 3 to May 7.
  • Refer to for real-time travel conditions and road closures

Work this Week & Lane Closures
CO 13 & CO 317

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $13.5 Million
  • Contractor: Elam Construction
  • Timeline: April through September 2024
  • Location: CO 13 
    • Nearest Town/City: North of Meeker
    • Mile Point(s): MP 64 to MP 79
    • County: Moffatt
  • Location: CO 317 
    • Nearest Town/City: East of Hamilton
    • Mile Point(s): MP 0 to MP 12.4
    • County: Moffatt & Routt Counties
CO 13 & CO 317 Surface Treatment project map
CO 13 & CO 317 Surface Treatment project location map