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CDOT’s Summer Maintenance Activities Increase as Warm Weather Holds

April 11, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Spring snowmelt and some periodic adverse conditions in the mountains will keep Colorado Department of Transportation crews readied for winter maintenance, but crews have been tackling summer maintenance projects as weather permits.

Each summer CDOT maintenance crews attend to a wide variety of on- and off-road activities, including:  slope and fence repair, rockfall work, litter removal (with the help of Adopt a Highway Volunteers) and highway resurfacing and repairs. In the Durango Maintenance Section,* crews take care of 1,750 lane-miles (the combined lengths of each lane on every highway in the section). Below is a look at next week’s work that will impact traffic. Thank you for driving “Slow for the Cone Zone!”

Be Informed and Stay Connected: The best way to stay up-to-date on project progress, traffic impacts and more is to sign up for email and wireless (text) alerts. Go to CDOT's web site at www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Enter your information and choose the section of the state you would like to receive information about. Or, go to www.coloradodot.info or call 511 from anywhere in the state.

*CDOT’s Durango Maintenance Section includes the counties of Montrose (southern half only), San Miguel, Ouray, San Juan, Dolores, Montezuma, La Plata and western Archuleta (through the east edge of Pagosa Springs).

 

Work

Lane closure, Rico, HWY 145A, Roadway Patching

Location

HWY 145A , MM 49 to 55 , 2 Miles to 6 Miles North of Rico.

Start Time

3/31/2014 8:00 AM

End Time

4/4/2014 4:00 PM

Description

Crews will be patching in various sections with 5-10 min. delays.

 

Work

Highway delineation cleaning and repair (delineators mark the roadway edge for safety)

Location

Hwy 145, Lizard Head Pass MP 59.5 to Leopard Creek Bridge MP 84.2 south and west of Telluride

Start Time

4/14/2014 12:00 AM

End Time

4/16/2014 4:00 PM

Description

Patrol 27 will be cleaning and repairing delineation throughout the patrol from Lizard Head Pass MP 59.5 to Leopard Creek Bridge MP 84.2. Minimal traffic impacts are expected.

 

 

Work

Pothole repairs between MP 93-95

Location

US 550 MP 93-95 (just north of Ouray)

Start Time

4/15/2014 12:00 AM

End Time

4/15/2014 11:59 PM

Description

Crews will be fixing potholes in 550 with little or no traffic impact.

 

 

Work

Upgrading shoulder for safety

Location

Hwy 550 MP 94-95 (north of Ouray)

Start Time

4/16/2014 12:00 AM

End Time

4/16/2014 11:59 PM

Description

Crews will be adding material to bring shoulder up to grade and fill in holes.

 

Work

US 160 Crack Sealing Work

Location

Hwy 160 MP 113 to 117 (Yellow Jacket Pass, west of Pagosa Springs)

Start Time

4/14/2014 12:00 AM

End Time

4/18/2014 11:59 PM

Description

Crews will be sealing crack in the roadway on Yellow Jacket pass. There will be a speed reduction from 60 mph to 40 mph. Traffic will be shifted from 3 lanes to 2 with no delays expected.

Please Drive Safely and Slow for the Cone Zone