Fremont County – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin surfacing treatment work in June along Colorado Highway 67 near Florence. The project will take place over a five month period on CO 67 from the Wetmore town limits, near Wetmore Baptist Church to E. Main Street, (Mile Point 0 to MP 11.05). A & S Construction, of Cañon City, was selected as the contractor for this project.
“CO 67 is a busy corridor between Wetmore and Florence,” said CDOT Region 2 Transportation Manager Richard Zamora. “These improvements are essential to ensure that motorists can travel safely and reliably in the region for years to come. It will be extremely important for motorists not to be distracted and to obey all work zone signs as we improve infrastructure in Fremont County”
An asphalt overlay is a layer of new asphalt applied over existing asphalt that is deteriorating. Surface treatment projects aim to ensure passenger safety by improving ride quality and extending the life of the road. The work will mainly consist of resurfacing the roadway, adding a new guardrail and replacing the signage. Work will be carried out in the northbound and southbound lanes on an 11-mile stretch of CO 67.
Daytime working hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles can be reduced to
single lane with intermittent alternating traffic in both directions for the duration of the project.
These lane closures, guided by flaggers and pilot cars, can be up to 15 minutes late. The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph in the work zone. Construction is expected to last until the end of September.
For more information on this project, contact the project team.
Know before you go
Travelers are urged to “inquire before you go”. Gather information on weather forecasts and anticipated impacts on travel and current road conditions before hitting the road. CDOT resources include:
Remember: slow for the cone area
The following tips are intended to help you stay safe when traveling through maintenance and construction work areas.
- Do not accelerate in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
- Stay alert! Expect the unexpected.
- Watch the workers. Drive with caution.
- Don’t change lanes unnecessarily.
- Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving through work areas.
- Turn on the headlights so workers and other drivers can see you.
- Be especially vigilant at night when driving through work areas.
- Expect delays, especially during peak hours.
- Leave enough space between you and the car in front of you.
- Anticipate lane changes and merge when prompted.
- Be patient!
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