The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin restriping pavement marking throughout Region 5 in southwest and south-central Colorado. Straight Stripe Painting, Inc. of St. George, UT has been selected for this project. Restriping operations will begin Monday and continue through August.
The restriping project will replace existing pavement markings and enhance highway striping on both asphalt and concrete pavements to improve visibility and help drivers stay in their lane.
Striping operations are dependent on clear weather conditions. The targeted dates may fluctuate.
Highways being restriped and approximate dates include:
Monday-Wednesday: U.S. 491 Colorado/New Mexico State Line through Cortez and Dove Creek to Colorado/Utah State LineFriday: U.S. 160 Cortez to MancosJune 12-29: U.S. 550 from Colorado/New Mexico State Line to Durango, over Red Mountain Pass to ColonaSouth-central Colorado
July 1-August 3: U.S. 160 from Mancos through Durango, Pagosa Springs, over Wolf Creek pass to Alamosa and finishes on La Veta PassRestriping operations will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Speeds will be reduced to 40 mph in work zones. Motorists are urged to use caution and watch for heavy equipment.
Through lanes and turn lanes may be temporarily closed to traffic. Travelers are discouraged from passing the striping truck and crossing over fresh paint, as this may damage a vehicle’s finish.
For more information, call 703-3940, email email@example.com or visit www.codot.gov/projects/sw-colorado-highway-restriping.