FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from the Colorado Department of Transportation
-Highway Maintenace Alert-
CDOT to complete surface treatment on CO 145 west of Society Drive in Telluride
Expect lengthy delays on Lawson Hill September 5-7
(August 30, 2023) – San Miguel County --- The Colorado Department of Transportation will perform paving operations on Colorado Highway 145 between Society Drive and Mountain Village Boulevard beginning next Tuesday, September 5. Motorists should plan for full stops and up to 30-minute delays, Tuesday through Thursday, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Earlier this summer, CDOT crews paved a short segment of CO 145 between Lawson Hill and Mountain Village, and now they will work as swiftly as possible to finish the surface treatment. Operations are weather-dependent.
Daytime work hours range from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.
- Motorists should plan for up to 30-minute delays and allow for extra travel time.
- Vehicles will be guided by cones, signs and flagging personnel.
- Access in and out of intersections may be restricted at times.
- A speed reduction of 40 mph will be enforced through the work zones.
Know Before You Go
Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:
- Road conditions and travel information: COtrip.org
- Download the COtrip Planner app: bit.ly/COtripapp
- Sign up for project or travel alerts: bit.ly/COnewsalerts
- See scheduled construction lane closures: bit.ly/laneclosures
- Connect with @ColoradoDOT on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
- Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone
The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.
- Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
- Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
- Watch for workers. Drive with caution.
- Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
- Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
- Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
- Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
- Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
- Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
- Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.
- Be patient!
Download the COtrip App!
The new FREE COtrip Planner mobile app was designed to meet the growing trend of information on mobile and tablet devices for the traveling public. The COtrip Planner app provides statewide, real-time traffic information, and works on mobile devices that operate on the iOS and Android platforms. Visit the Google Play Store (Android devices) or the Apple Store (iOS devices) to download!
The Colorado Department of Transportation’s mission is to provide the best multi-modal transportation system that most effectively and safely moves people, goods, and information. CDOT maintains more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,400 bridges, and 35 mountain passes. Our team of employees works tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. CDOT leverages partnerships with a range of private and public organizations and operates Bustang, an interregional express bus service. Find more details at codot.gov.
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Colorado Department of Transportation
Southwest Colorado Communications Specialist
Cell: (303) 319-6448
A former Victorian mining town in southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Telluride was incorporated in 1977 as a home-rule municipality. Set in a box canyon amid forested peaks at the base of the popular Telluride ski-and-golf resort, the town’s historic district houses landmarks like the Sheridan Opera House, a performing arts venue originally built in 1913, and the Telluride Historical Museum, which showcases local history in a converted hospital built in 1896. For more information, please visit us online at telluride-co.gov.