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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Highway 133 Road Improvement Project Begins April 23

On Monday April 23, 2018, the Colorado Department of Transportation  (CDOT) and United Companies will begin a project to improve and prolong the life of a 12-mlle section of Colorado Highway 133 in Delta and Gunnison counties. The work will begin about 12 miles east of Hotchkiss and will continue east to the intersection  with Gunnison County Road 11, Kebler Pass.

The project will consist of:

• Resurfacing of the road using a two-step asphalt recycling and overlay process.

• Shoulder and guardrail improvements.

• Repairs to five bridges located within the project zone.

TRAVEL AND ACCESS IMPACTS: Work hours  are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles will be reduced to a single-lane, alternating traffic intermittently  in both the eastbound and westbound lanes throughout the duration  of the project. Delays of 15 to 20 minutes are possible during these lane closures, guided by flaggers and pilot cars. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph through the work zone. Traffic fines in the construction zone will be doubled. The project is expected to last until October.

Travelers are urged to slow down, increase distance between vehicles, and follow work zone signs. Bicyclists and motorcyclists should be especially cautious. COOT and United Companies thank you for your patience and safe driving!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call the project hotline: (970) 433-1853 or e-mail:

Project website: 

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