US 138 Logan County Widening Project

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Simon Contractors will begin a widening and overlay project on US 138 between Sterling and Iliff. Work is set to begin June 5, and the anticipated completion is November 2023.

Project Benefits

  • Enhanced safety:
    • The project widens the road, adds wider shoulders, and improves emergency response time, reducing the risk of accidents and providing timely assistance.
  • Increased smoothness:
    • The project uses milling and new asphalt to create a smoother roadway, improving driving comfort and minimizing vehicle wear and tear.
  • Enhanced wayfinding and visibility:
    • New signage and brighter lane markings improve navigation, reducing confusion and missed exits, leading to safer driving conditions.
  • Crash prevention strategies:
    • The project incorporates rumble strips to prevent vehicles from veering off the road, significantly reducing crashes and enhancing overall road safety.

Work Schedule:

  • Work will occur during daytime hours Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Motorists can expect alternating lane closures with a reduces speed limit of 40 MPH through the construction zone.
  • Refer to for real-time travel conditions and road closures

Work this Week & Lane Closures
CO 138 Logan County Widening

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $5 Million
  • Contractor: David Evans and Associates, Inc.
  • Timeline: May through November 2023
  • Location: US 138 
    • Nearest Town/City: between Sterling and Iliff
    • Mile Point(s): 3 to 13.50
    • County: Logan