MESA COUNTY, Colo.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is working on a series of projects to improve travel on busy stretches of highway in Mesa County.

The first is a resurfacing project already underway on U.S. Highway 6, from Mile Point 37 to 46. Organizers say the project includes guardrail replacement, ramp construction, sign replacement, and striping. Drivers should anticipate a 10-minute delay in both directions.

The project also includes resurfacing on Highway 141 from mile points 156 to 159. A 10-minute delay is expected for North and Southbound traffic.

The second project involving construction on a new gas line starts in late spring, from Helena Street to just east of Clifton Elementary School” on F Road. Overhead electric, television, and phone lines will be removed and replaced with underground lines.

Afterwards CDOT will construct new sidewalks, crosswalks, and two roundabouts at the 1st and 5th Street intersections of US 6 to improve the pedestrian experience. CDOT engineer, Kaity Clark says, “A lot of these improvements will be fully realized once we get done with construction. So, be patient, don’t be distracted when you’re driving through work zones, etcetera. And, we’ll get out of your hair as soon as we can.”

The public is invited to join an open house at the Clifton Community Center on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to learn more.