Crews prepare for highway improvements on CO 64 and US 40

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MOFFAT AND RIO BLANCO COUNTIES, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a resurfacing project on US Highway 40 and Colorado Highway 64 in May. Work will address two sections of distressed highway in rural Northwest Colorado. Roadways in the communities of Rangely and Dinosaur show severe cracking and are beginning to fail. Work along US 40 will take place in and near the community of Dinosaur, Mile Points 0 – 7. Work on CO 64 will be in and near Rangely, MP 20-28. Work will consist of the overlay on both roadways, pavement markings bringing guardrails up to the new standards.  

Project Schedule 

  •  Work in the corridor will begin May 3, 2021, and is expected to be completed by September 2021
  •  Working hours will be Monday through Friday, from sun-up to sun-down

* Construction schedule is subject to change based on weather/unforeseen circumstances  

Travel Impacts

Anyone traveling this corridor can expect throughout the project:

  •  Lanes shifts of existing roadway alignment. 
  •  Single-lane, alternating travel through the work zone. 
  • Flaggers will direct single-lane, alternating traffic. 
  • Width restrictions of 10 feet on CO 64 and 12 feet on US 40 will be in place 24 hours a day. 
  • Speed reductions will be in place of 45 mph during working hours. 

Project Contact Information 

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges, and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options. 

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