DELTA COUNTY, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun signal work on US Highway 50 in Delta from Mile Point 71.1 to MP 71.5. Sturgeon Electric Company from Denver is the contractor.
Signal improvements will take place at four locations in Delta on US 50: 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Street. Work will consist of new conduit, wiring, pedestrian push buttons, vehicle detection, replacement of controller cabinets, and signal head backplates. Additional work will consist of new signs and thermoplastic pavement marking.
Traffic signals are a vital part of controlling traffic in a safe and efficient manner by providing regulated movement. Vehicle detection will reduce unnecessary delays and stops at the intersection while improving travel times and increasing the amount of traffic that an intersection can handle.
Motorists should plan for single-lane closures in each direction and minor delays. The project is expected to last until September.
For additional information about this project:
- Call the project information line at 970-456-1704
- Email the project team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit the project website at: https://www.codot.gov/projects/us50-delta-signal-improvements
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:
- Road conditions and travel information: COtrip.org
- Download the COtrip Planner app: bit.ly/COtripapp
- Sign up for project or travel alerts: bit.ly/COnewsalerts
- See scheduled construction lane closures: bit.ly/laneclosures
- Connect with @ColoradoDOT on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone
The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.
- Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
- Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
- Watch for workers. Drive with caution.
- Don’t change lanes unnecessarily.
- Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
- Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
- Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
- Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
- Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
- Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.