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The Colorado Department of Transportation’s project to reconstruct and improve safety on Colorado Highway 13 is complete. Scott Contracting, Inc. reconstructed approximately five miles of roadway, located 16 miles north of Rifle. CDOT and Scott Contracting would like to thank the Garfield and Rio Blanco county communities for their patience during this project. Work began in June 2019, with a seasonal shutdown during the 2019-2020 winter months, and resumed in spring 2020.
Concrete was the primary material for reconstruction on the project, which extended north and south of Rio Blanco County Road 5. Crews also widened the shoulders and travel lanes between mile points 16.06 and 20.77. Other safety improvements included: Drainage upgrades, including three under-highway corrugated steel drain pipes that were replaced with concrete box culverts, embankment safety improvements, sight distance improvements, wildlife fencing, new signing and striping.