Special to the Montrose Daily Press
The Colorado Department of Transportation will perform paving operations next week on Colorado 62, approximately 3 miles west of Ridgway, mile point 20. The three-day road maintenance operations will take place Monday through Wednesday (July 26 — 28), from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Motorists will encounter full stops, lane shifts and one-lane alternating traffic guided by flagging personnel. Travelers can expect up to 15-minute delays and should allow themselves extra travel time. A speed reduction of 40 mph will be in place and drivers should slow down and use extreme caution when approaching and driving through the work zone. Motorists are urged to be aware of work crews and heavy equipment.
Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts, anticipated travel impacts, and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:
• Road conditions and travel information: www.COtrip.org
• Sign up for project or travel alerts: bit.ly/COalerts
• See scheduled lane closures: codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html