Southeastern Colorado to see lots of highway construction

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The Colorado Department of Transportation recently announced its plans for the 2008 construction season in southeastern Colorado, with projects ranging from highway and interchange reconstructions to new signal installations.

“It will be a very active construction season, which means motorists will encounter numerous cone zones in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and elsewhere throughout southeastern Colorado,” says Russell George, CDOT executive director. “Ultimately, we’re improving our infrastructure, making the highways safer and more efficient.”

A significant amount of work also will be under way on Colorado interstates and other state highways this summer, George says. “CDOT minimizes delays as much as possible by working at night and during off-peak hours, but motorists still need to plan ahead and prepare for travel through work zones,” he says.

Members of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association can get the latest details on proposed highway projects, detours and weather information by going to www.dot.state.co.us and www.cotrip.org, or by calling 511.