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Posted on: September 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] CDOT Begins Work on Hwy 145 In The Town of Sawpit


CDOT Begins Work on CO 145 North of Telluride
Work will improve drainage on the highway

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY- The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Kirkland Construction will start work on Wednesday, September 6 along Colorado Highway (CO) 145, north of Telluride in the community of Sawpit. The work will take place seven miles north of the Society Turn roundabout in Telluride, from mile point (MP) 79.9 to MP 80.1.

The project will include installation of a new concrete box culvert under the highway. Crews will also implement erosion control measures on the roadway embankment, with new rip-rap stone work. The project will wrap up with seeding and mulching.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Motorists may encounter periodic brief delays on CO 145 for the first two weeks of the project, Wednesday, September 6 ― Monday, September 18. The traveling public is urged to watch for flagging personnel. After September 18, vehicles will be restricted to single lane, alternating flow of traffic controlled by a portable light signal. Daytime work hours range from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Motorists should expect traffic speed will be reduced to 35 MPH throughout the work zone. Traffic fines in the construction zone will be doubled. The project is expected to last until the end of October.

Work will be suspended during the weekend of the popular Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, set for Friday, September 15 ― Sunday, September 17.

STAY INFORMED: Contact the project hotline at 970-306-4549 or Information can also be found on the project webpage: To sign up to receive project information and/or lane closure updates on state highways in the area of your choice, visit CDOT’s website at and choose the envelope icon at the bottom of the page. Or, to see CDOT’s lane closure reports for projects statewide, visit

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