Fri Sep 24th, 2021
Traffic impacts will begin Sept. 20
The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Oldcastle SW Group, will improve the intersection of CO Highway 172 and County Road 318 just south of Ignacio. Traffic impacts will begin Monday, September 20 and will continue through December 2021.
Crews will work on roadway widening, median construction, lighting installation, and pavement markings. The project will add a left turn lane, northbound, on CO 172 for vehicles turning onto CR 318. This will greatly enhance the safety and functionality of this intersection of the highway.
“This intersection improvement project will ensure motorists can move safely and reliably travel through this intersection for years to come,” said CDOT Regional Transportation Director Julie Constan. “The addition of dedicated turn lanes will allow vehicles to slow down and turn without affecting the flow of through traffic. This will greatly reduce the risk of rear-end crashes.”
Beginning September 20, motorists will encounter road work at the intersection of CO 172 and CR 318. Traffic impacts will include:
For additional information about this project:
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:
Remember: Slow for the Cone Zone
The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.