Regionwide Striping in Southwest Colorado

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation, in partnership with Straight Stripe Painting Inc., will begin restriping work on May 16 throughout southwestern Colorado. This project involves paint striping over existing pavement markings on both asphalt and concrete pavement types; these new white and yellow markings will match existing pavement lines. Work is scheduled to be completed in mid August 2022.

This project involves painting striping over existing pavement markings on both asphalt and concrete pavement types; these new white and yellow markings will match existing pavement lines. Work will begin at the US 550 locations near silverton. “By completing yearly maintenance on our highway pavement markings, we are able to preserve the safety and integrity of our highways,” said CDOT Chief Engineer, Steve Harelson. “Maintaining the reflectivity on highway centerlines and edgelines, helps guide the traveling public especially at night and during inclement weather conditions.”

The following highways will be worked upon:

  • US 160 - MP 7.7-236
  • CO 491 - MP 27.3-36.8
  • CO 145 - Norwood Area - MP 71.5 -116.8
  • US 550 - MP 0 - 117.53
  • US 24 - MP 193-226
  • US 50 - MP 165.5-241
  • US 285 - MP 126 - 148
  • CO 291 - MP 0 - 9


Work Schedule

  • General working hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Traffic Impacts

  • Mobile traffic control will be used in work zones with slow moving directional traffic.
  • Drivers may expect delays and are asked to exercise patience when encountering the
    mobile pavement marking zone.
  • Use caution and slower speeds when traveling through the work zone as there will be
    wet paint throughout.
  • General working hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $2.3 Million
  • Contractor: Straight Stripe Painting Inc.
  • Timeline: May - July 2022
  • Location: US 50 - Monarch Pass, MP 191.5-209.7 US 24 - Trout Creek Pass, MP 212-226.55 US 160 - Wolf Creek Pass, MP 157.2-176.7 US 550 - Red Mountain Pass, MP 71.6-95.1 - Coal Bank/Molas Pass, MP 49-70

Regionwide striping project map in Northwest Colorado