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April 9, 2019
CDOT begins safety-improvement project, adding passing lane on CO 145 north of Telluride
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY - The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Oldcastle SW Group, Inc., will begin a project next week on CO Highway 145 just northwest (up-valley) of Telluride. The work, starting on Monday, April 15, 2019, will greatly improve safety for motorists by widening the two-lane highway, adding a southbound, uphill passing lane (towards Telluride) and improving shoulders between mile point (MP) 73.9 at lllium Road (County Road 65L) and MP 75.1 at Deep Creek Road. Passing lanes will provide space and opportunities for faster vehicles to safely pass slower moving traffic. This safety-improvement project was contracted to Oldcastle for $5.4 million.
Crews will excavate the hillside along the northbound lane and widen the roadway to accommodate the new southbound passing lane. The work will involve the following:
Through the project’s completion in early December, 2019, motorists can expect some single-lane, alternating travel through the work zone, as well as periods of two-way traffic with narrowed, 10-foot lanes. The following are general details regarding travel impacts (for more specific, updated information, please go to the project website, below, and sign up for weekly project emails, or check “road work” on www.cotrip.org):
Please avoid distractions and watch for workers and equipment as you travel through the work areas. “Slow for the Cone Zone!”
The following periods of work suspension will be in effect for these holidays and special community events:
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MAP: Project Location - CO 145, from Illium Road (County Road L63) to Deep Creek Road; a passing lane will be constructed on the southbound, uphill lane (towards Telluride).