Letter to the Editor: CDOT has it wrong

Dear Editor:
For those of you who travel SH13 from Rifle to Meeker, here is some information I garnered by calling CDOT.
Engineering design and determination of and right of way requirements are underway from Rifle north to the Garfield county line. Funding to construct any of this section is not in a program at the present time.
A construction project about 2.5 miles was awarded to United Companies last fall extending south from the previously completed work south of Meeker. Work will commence in the spring and should be completed by fall, so expect traffic delays all summer. (CDOT continues to work on the wrong end of this highway. The most dangerous section is from Rifle north.)
Engineering design and determination of right of way requirements are underway from the south end of this latest project southerly to the Rio Blanco line. Funding of construction costs is not assured at this time.
Dick Prosence
Meeker