Thu Sep 27th, 2018
Be aware of mountain traffic and leaf peepers
Travelers across the state of Colorado are taking to the mountain roads and passes to get one last glimpse of the colorful foliage. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reminds motorists to be aware of increased traffic, especially over the weekend.
“Every fall when the quaking aspens start to turn gold, we see an increase in traffic on our mountain roads,” said CDOT Maintenance Foreman, Craig McCall. “Both locals and tourists alike hit the roads in their cars, trucks, motorcycles and RVs. We can’t stress enough how very important it is for drivers and those taking photos outside of their vehicles to watch out for each other.”
BE A SMART LEAF PEEPER
CDOT shares these tips when driving along roads and highways this fall:
BE AWARE OF CONSTRUCTION ZONES
Additionally, CDOT cautions drivers that construction work zones are present throughout the state on area highways. Most construction and maintenance projects shut down over the weekends, however some contractors take advantage of favorable weather and construction activity may be taking place on Saturdays.
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