Traffic Advisory - US 50 Fowler to Manzanola Surface Treatment

Project Update

(Closed until approximately late fall 2020)

Construction Schedules: Subject to change based on weather/unforeseen circumstances and schedule changes


  • Phase 1 of full depth removal is near 50 percent completed. Crews continue with milling the pavement as they continue to prep for resurfacing
  • Crews are prepping to begin paving in some areas the week of May 4.


  • Otero County Sheriff and Colorado State Patrol have been working in conjunction with one another to increase patrols to help with detour complaince and speeding issues.
  • Variable message signage is now up at various locations to help with speeding motorists.
  • Please remember to follow the detour route. Trucks are required to take the detour route.  

Ariel photo of milling US 50

Prepping for paving 



Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment has announced  guidelines for construction activities. Gov. Polis issued an emergency, temporary stay-at-home order for all of Colorado, which went into effect Thursday March 26. With this order, the public is urged to #DoYourPartCO and avoid all nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.

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