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Highway Maintenance Alert ―Motorists should plan for delays east of Manassa through late August

Beginning July 24, motorists can expect full stops and up to 20-minute delays while the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) paves CO Highway 142 near the Rio Grande, impacting traffic in Conejos and Costilla Counties.

Operations will continue through late August and take place approximately ten miles east of Manassa (Mile Points 13 -15). Motorists are encouraged to plan for lengthy delays, Monday through Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

CDOT assures motorists that its crews will work as swiftly as possible to complete the surface treatment however resurfacing operations are weather dependent. Motorists traveling on CO 142 between San Luis and Manassa can expect full stops and 15-20 delays while CDOT completes paving operations through late August.

Traffic Impacts: Operations will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

  • Motorists should plan for 15-20 minute delays and should allow for extra travel time
  • Expect one-lane alternating traffic guided by flagging personnel and pilot cars
  • A speed reduction of 40 mph will be enforced through the work zones
  • 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:

Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone