CO 133 Bowie Chip Seal

Work this Week
October 10 - 17, 2022
  • Crews have completed the chip seal portion of this project and will be in the final stages of striping on Monday and Tuesday this week.  
  • The project as a whole is expected to be completed by Tuesday, weather permitting.
  • Working hours on Monday and Tuesday will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • There will be mobile single lane and shoulder closures alternating in direction for striping between   MP 23.8 and MP 11.43.
  • Crews do not anticipate significant delays while work is taking place, but travelers should account for extra travel time. Slow down in the work zones, watch for loose gravel from the chip seal and allow space between vehicles.
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About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation and prime contractor United Companies, will begin chip seal operations on CO Highway 133 in Gunnison County. The project zone includes 12.3 miles of roadway from outside the town of Paonia (Mile Point 11.43) through Somerset (MP 23.8). Work is expected to begin July 25 and end in late August.

The project will primarily consist of chip seal operations in both north and southbound lanes. Crews will begin by removing the existing epoxy pavement markings and repainting with temporary high-build paint that allows the future chip seal to adequately bind. Operations will then transition to asphalt patching, followed by a chip seal and final layer epoxy paint. The chip seal does not adhere to the epoxy paint and to prevent future separation of the chip seal, the old epoxy is removed and temporary striping is placed. Operations will then transition to asphalt patching, followed by a chip seal and final layer of epoxy paint.

The project will improve and prolong the life of the road surface, offering a higher quality driving experience for travelers. Maintaining the integrity of state roadways is important to uphold the safety of all motorists.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $1,500,000
  • Contractor: United Companies
  • Timeline: July - August 2022
  • Location: CO 133 outside the town of Paonia and into the town of Somerset

Work Schedule:

  • Crews will be working daytime hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

Traffic Impacts:

  • Work is expected to begin on CO 133 in the next two weeks, focusing on asphalt patching with no impacts to traffic.
  • Crews will begin striping removal and replacement on 8/22 and transition to chip sealing operations on 8/30, weather and material availability permitting.To get real time information on this project and others across the state, please check Or, sign up for alerts at: