Safety

Safety Upgrades Underway on Highway 165

September 3, 2015 - Southeast Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is adding turn lanes and rumble strips as part of a project to enhance safety on State Highway 165

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is adding turn lanes and rumble strips as part of a project to enhance safety on State Highway 165 between Colorado City and Rye. 

Work consists of adding a westbound left-turn lane at Applewood Drive, an eastbound left-turn lane at Crow Cutoff Road, and installing both centerline and shoulder rumble strips along an eight mile segment. 

Project hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Shoulder closures are in place through the work area, with occasional traffic stops of five minutes or less.  A 45 mph speed limit also is in effect during work hours. 

“With the amount of side road traffic through that area, adding turn lanes will help improve safety for both through and local traffic,” said CDOT Traffic Engineer Matt Jagow.  “And adding rumble strips is an effective measure to help prevent vehicles from crossing over into the opposite direction travel lane.”

Tony J. Beltramo and Sons Inc. of Pueblo is the contractor for this $714,000 project.  It is scheduled for completion in October 2015. 

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