CO 139 Douglas Pass Resurfacing Project

Work this Week
September 26 to October 1, 2022

Motorists should plan for:

  • One-lane alternating traffic guided by a pilot car from MP 37 to MP 52 with 15-minute delays. There is a 10 ft. width restriction during hours of operation.
  • The project will be in operation Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing work on July 5 along CO Highway 139 Douglas Pass.

Motorists should plan for 20-minute delays. United Companies of Grand Junction is the contractor for this project.

The resurfacing project will take place at two locations on CO 139. The locations are south of Douglas Pass for 4 miles from Mile Point 15 to MP 19 and north of Douglas Pass for 15 miles from approximately MP 37 to MP 52. Work will include 1” hot mix asphalt lane level paving, 1.5” HMA overlay, guardrail replacement, pavement marking and rumble strip installation.


Project Benefits

The HMA will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway, provide a smoother road surface and will add durability by increasing the resistance of ruts and road damage. This will allow for a smoother and safer drive for motorists.

Other benefits of the project include installation of new guardrail that will be 31 inches high, designed to meet new safety standard requirements. The higher railing will help veering vehicles remain on the road more effectively, making the highway safer for the traveling public. The former standard height of guardrail was 27 inches.


Work Schedule:

  • Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The project has an anticipated completion date of November.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Motorists should plan for:
  • One-lane alternating traffic guided by pilot car
  • 20-minute delays
  • 10-foot width restriction
  • Reduced speed limit throughout the work-zone

Project Facts

  • Cost: $8 Million
  • Contractor: United Companies
  • Timeline: July - November 2022
  • Location: Two locations on CO 139 Douglas Pass (South Douglas Pass MP 14 to MP 19 and North Douglas Pass MP 37 to MP 52)

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