From CDOT Press Release:
CHAFFEE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will start road work next week along Colorado Highway (CO) 291 from the north side of Salida to the US Highway (US) 285 junction (mile points 3 – 9). This will be a three-day operation taking place Tuesday through Thursday, July 17 – 19. The first two days, crews will chip seal the six-mile stretch of highway. Day three of operations, crews will sweep the highway.
TRAVEL IMPACTS: Daytime work hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Vehicles will be reduced to a single-lane, alternating traffic intermittently in either direction, throughout the duration of the project. These lane closures, guided by flaggers and pilot cars, may have 15 to 20 minute delays possible. The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph through the work zone. Traffic fines in the construction zone will be doubled.
Travelers are urged to:
Slow down ― Higher speeds can cause loose stones to scatter and damage vehicle paint and windshields.
Increase distance between vehicles ― Space between you and other vehicles will help reduce damage caused by loose stones.
Follow work zone signage ― Consider the safety of other motorists and the safety of the work crew when traveling through the project construction zone.
Use caution ― Bicyclists and motorcyclists should use extreme caution during construction operations.
ALTERNATE ROUTE: During the three days of operation, travelers may consider the alternate route of US 50, east from Salida to Poncha Springs and US 285, north. (see attached map)
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See scheduled lane closures: codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html
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