The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Oldcastle SW Group of Cortez mobilized operations this week to build passing lanes, shoulder improvements, vehicle turnouts and access improvements on U.S. Highway 160/491 north of Towaoc.
The following areas will be impacted, CDOT said in a news release.
Construction of alternating passing lanes between mile points 27.75 and 29.75.Realignment of County Roads A and B to create T-junctions with U.S. 160/491 for improved sight distance.Closure of CR 21, which lies between A and B, to eliminate access conflicts along this stretch.Installation of a waterline and slip-lining an existing wooden drainage structure under the highway.Installation of new guardrail and guardrail end sections.New fencing, seeding and striping.In March 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe a $2 million TIGER grant to help pay for the $11.2 million project.
Through the project’s completion in late December, motorists can single-lane, alternating travel where work zones exist, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during summer, Monday through Friday.
Motorists are urged to drive with care through construction zones and watch for workers and equipment.
For questions or comments, call CDOT at 560-1211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.