US 40 Resurfacing Project from Sand Springs Gulch to Craig

Work this Week
October 3 - 7, 2022

Motorists should plan for:

  • One-lane alternating traffic with pilot car on US 40 from MP 80.7 to MP 83 for paving operations.
  • East and westbound shoulder closures on US 40/Victory Way from MP 80.7 to MP 87 for rumble strip installation.
  • Intermittent lane closures on US 40/Victory Way at Green Street, Finley, in front of Walmart and CO 13 south for thermoplastic .
  • Single lane closures at the intersection of US 40/Victory Way at Green Street for ADA ramp and sidewalk installation.
  • Crews will be paving approaches in driveways and county roads throughout the project limits
  • The project will be in operation Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing work on May 9 along US Highway 40 from Sand Springs Gulch to Craig. Motorists should plan for 20 minute delays during construction hours. Elam Construction of Grand Junction is the contractor for this project.

The resurfacing project will take place on US 40 for 12 miles from approximately Mile Point 80, at Sand Springs Gulch, to MP 92, east of Craig. Work will include a 2” hot mix asphalt overlay west of Craig, 2” mill and fill in Craig, rumble strip installation and pavement marking.

In addition to the HMA overlay, crews will be  replacing the signal on US 40 at Green Street. Work will include removal and replacement of the old signal poles and mast arms. New signals will be installed along with vehicle detection upgrades, three new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps, curb and gutter.

The new ADA ramps will be in compliance with the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) requirements and will provide functional accessibility to all travelers using our state and US highways. The HMA will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway, provide a smoother road surface and will durability by increasing the resistance of ruts and road damage. This will allow for a smoother and safer drive for motorists.

Other benefits of the project include installation of rumble strips which will warn motorists when they are leaving their lane and help with crash reductions.


Work Schedule

  • Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The project has an anticipated completion date of September 2022.

Traffic Impacts

  • Motorists should plan for one-lane alternating traffic, 20-minute delays, reduced speed limit.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $6.4 Million
  • Contractor: Elam Construction
  • Timeline: May - September 2022
  • Location: US 40 for 12 miles from approximately Mile Point 80, at Sand Springs Gulch, to MP 92, east of Craig, Mofffat County

US 40 Sand Springs Gulch to Craig project map(Click image to enlarge)