Citizens asked to weigh in on CDOT plan to close Hwy. 13 this summer

MEEKER | The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced plans to close Hwy. 13 for two hours per day and reroute traffic to CR 5 during a construction project this summer that failed to include traffic control plans. The Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners are opposed to this plan and are asking citizens to attend a public meeting with CDOT representatives Monday, June 10 at the RBC Courthouse from 10-11 a.m.  to share their concerns about the proposal. Negative impacts on tourism, local commuters and safety hazards of detouring heavy summer traffic to CR 5 are all possible considerations. Please attend and share your concerns.

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  1. What?! How do they “forget” to include a plan to manage traffic during their project? That is too busy a highway to close for a couple hours at a whack. The reroute via CR 5 adds a lot of miles and time. They need to rethink this.

  2. What?! How do they “forget” to include a plan to manage traffic during their project? That is too busy a highway to close for a couple hours at a whack. The reroute via CR 5 adds a lot of miles and time. They need to rethink this.

  3. What?! How do they “forget” to include a plan to manage traffic during their project? That is too busy a highway to close for a couple hours at a whack. The reroute via CR 5 adds a lot of miles and time. They need to rethink this.

  4. What?! How do they “forget” to include a plan to manage traffic during their project? That is too busy a highway to close for a couple hours at a whack. The reroute via CR 5 adds a lot of miles and time. They need to rethink this.

  5. What?! How do they “forget” to include a plan to manage traffic during their project? That is too busy a highway to close for a couple hours at a whack. The reroute via CR 5 adds a lot of miles and time. They need to rethink this.

  6. What?! How do they “forget” to include a plan to manage traffic during their project? That is too busy a highway to close for a couple hours at a whack. The reroute via CR 5 adds a lot of miles and time. They need to rethink this.

  7. What?! How do they “forget” to include a plan to manage traffic during their project? That is too busy a highway to close for a couple hours at a whack. The reroute via CR 5 adds a lot of miles and time. They need to rethink this.

  8. Watch the death count raise! Free range cows, wild horses, Elk, deer, oil field, this is a bad idea. 13 is in awful shape, if this happens it should be at night when there is less traffic. Then the state should cough up money for Piceance Creek road, and 64, not to mention Douglas Pass

  9. All they have to do is modify the contract. They are already modifying contract to include paying for the closure and I am sure that was not in original contract. If they can’t do that than they need to postpone project until it can be done right.

  10. Might as well wait the 2 hours. Save time and wear and tear on our vehicles. Maybe they can offer free coffee or something at the road block, add that to the plan.

  11. Any chance someone could Facebook live that meeting for people who have property in the area but won’t be able to attend in person? The Rio Blanco Herald Times it would be a great way to report on this.

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