Crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation are working on a paving project on Highway 133 beginning about 12 miles east of Hotchkiss and extending to Kebler Pass at Gunnison County Road 12.
In addition to extending the life of the highway, work includes adding guardrail and fencing, and repairing five bridges within the project limits.
Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles will be reduced to a single-lane, alternating traffic intermittently in both the eastbound and westbound lanes throughout the duration of the project. Delays of 15 to 20 minutes are possible, guided by flaggers and pilot cars. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph through the work zone. The project is expected to last until October.
Per CDOT requirements, crews will not be working June 25-26 to avoid impacting the Bicycle Tour of Colorado.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.