CO 109 A Resurfacing between La Junta and Kim

Work this Week

Oct. 31, 2021

Working hours: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • Crews are resurfacing CO 109A south of La Junta. Traffic impacts include single lane and shoulder closures during working hours, 7am to 8pm while paving. A width restriction of 12 feet will be in place during the project.

About the Project:

On April 5, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor A & S Construction Co. will begin construction along 31 miles of CO 109A to resurface the two-lane highway between La Junta and Kim, from Mile Point (MP) 0- MP 31. The project will start at MP 31 south of La Junta. Work will include repaving, painting, guardrail replacements and the addition of rumble strips heading south to the intersection with US Highway 160 near Kim. 

CO 109A was last resurfaced in 1980. “These updates are crucial in preserving our highway infrastructure and providing a safer route for motorists to travel,” says Shoshana Lew, executive director for CDOT. The project is scheduled to be completed by late September. 

Project Benefits

  • Updating the roadways through resurfacing, painting and guardrail replacements will provide extra visual and improved safety features along the highway.
  • Rumble strips added near the intersection with US Highway 160 north
    of Kim will alert drivers to the upcoming intersection.
  • Guardrail replacements at 14 locations will update existing guardrail to
    the recently updated safety standards to better protect vehicles in the
    event of a crash.

Work Schedule

  • Work is scheduled to start April 5, 2021 and finish in September 2021.
  • Normal working hours will be from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
  • The project will begin at MP 31 near La Junta and move south.

Travel Impacts

  • Single lane closures and shoulder closures will be in effect during working hours.
  • Width restrictions of 12 feet will be in place during the project.
  • Slowdowns and delays are expected.
  • Please drive safely through the work area when crews are present.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $9.7 Million
  • Contractor:  A & S Construction Co.
  • Timeline: April - August 2021
  • Location: CO 109 A between La Junta and Kim, Colorado, Las Animas, Baca, & Otero Counties

Project Work Zone