Highway Construction Underway in S.E. Colorado

PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is expected to have at least 35 projects under construction throughout southeastern Colorado this summer and fall, work that includes paving, bridge replacements, and minor widening.

 “It’ll be another active construction season for us, which means motorists will encounter numerous cone zones throughout southeastern Colorado,” said CDOT Regional Transportation Director Tim Harris.  “I’m asking drivers to please slow down through our work areas for the safety of everyone – drivers and workers alike.”

This season’s highway construction includes: Greater Arkansas Valley Area


U.S. 50 – in Rocky FordDays/Hours: Monday through Friday/Daytime

For: Intersection/Sewer improvements – Duration: Through June 2011


 U.S. 50 – between Rocky Ford & Swink Days/Hours: Monday through Friday/8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For: Paving – Duration: through June 2011


 U.S. 50 – east of Las Animas Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. through 7 p.m.

For: Paving – Duration: through June 2011


 State Highway 96 – between Ordway & EadsDays/Hours: Monday through Sunday/24 hours a day (detours in place) 

For: Bridge replacements (4) – Duration: Through July 2011


State Highway 89 – south of HollyDays/Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For: Bridge replacement – Duration: through December 2011


“A significant amount of work will be underway on all our Interstates and other state highways this summer,” added Harris. “CDOT minimizes delays as much as possible by working at night and during off-peak hours, but motorists still need to plan ahead and expect some slowdowns as we improve our highway system, making it safer and more efficient for all our highway users.”

CDOT’s statewide road construction information is available by checking www.coloradodot.info and www.cotrip.org or by calling 511.

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