US 285 Traffic Detour July 8, 2019

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US 285 Traffic Detour July 8, 2019

Post by ParkBull » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:34 am

July 5, 2019


US 285 Detour – Monday, July 8

Park County, CO —The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) made the decision to place a detour on the US 285 resurfacing project to complete the remaining work between US 285/CO9 and US 285/US 24. CDOT completed the paving and milling work north of Fairplay and immediately south of Fairplay at the US 285/CO 9 intersection. This allows for the project to detour motorists around the project and reduce the traffic impacts recently experienced by the traveling public.



Beginning Monday, July 8 through Thursday, August 29, US 285 will be CLOSED between US 285/ CO 9 and US 285/Antero Junction for milling and paving work. Local traffic will be allowed access.

Detour Hours:
6:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday

US 285 will be open every weekend from 8:30 p.m. Thursday to 6:00 a.m. Monday.
Detour Route:
Southbound US 285: CO 9 South to US 24 West to US 285
Northbound US 285: US 24 East to CO 9 North to US 285

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has initiated a 20-mile resurfacing and 3-mile widening (passing lanes) project located north and south of Fairplay, Colorado designed to improve safety and ride quality. The project includes 3-miles of passing lanes in each direction just south of Fairplay. It also includes culvert extensions, surface improvements and guardrail updates.


Website: ... esurfacing


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.

Be patient!


To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.

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