Hwy. 13 project wraps up for winter

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RBC | The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) project to reconstruct and improve safety on CO 13 north and south of Rio Blanco County Road 5 is suspended for the winter. CDOT contractor, Scott Contracting, Inc., will resume work on or around April 1, 2020, as weather permits. The purpose of the project is to improve the safety and driving surface of Colorado Highway 13 about 16 miles north of Rifle; the work reconstructs and provides minor widening to an approximate five-mile section of CO 13 north and south of Rio Blanco County Road 5, between mile points 16.06 and 20.77. To date, approximately 80 percent of the shoulder and embankment work has been completed in preparation for roadway reconstruction and minor widening; and 95 percent of the drainage work is complete. This is a two-season project, with a winter suspension of work between November 2019 and April 2020 (weather dependent) and a projected completion date of November 2020. Those with questions or comments may contact the project’s public information manager at 970-309-5894 or co13rioblanco@gmail.com. The project web page is https://www.codot.gov/projects/co-13-rio-blanco-reconstruction.