Poncha Springs work zone

Motorists will encounter traffic delays on US 50/285 in Poncha Springs next week, Monday through Friday, Aug. 19-23.

Motorists will encounter traffic delays on US 50/285 in Poncha Springs next week, Monday through Friday, Aug. 19-23.

Utility work will be performed just north of the US 50/285 and West Poncha Avenue intersection.

Travelers can expect periodic stops at the location of the utility work. The work will also interrupt the operation of the traffic light signal at the US 50/285 intersection.

Motorists will need to follow the direction of flagging personnel when this occurs. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place. Motorists are urged to slow down, drive with caution and be observant of work crew.

REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE

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!

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

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:

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

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WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.

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.

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