The Colorado Department of Transportation has completed a regional striping project. Over the past five months, pavement marking technicians with Kolbe Striping Inc. have re-striped existing white and yellow pavement markings on both asphalt and concrete roadways throughout southwestern and south-central Colorado.
Yearly painting of highway pavement markings is necessary to maintain safety for the traveling public. Centerline and edgeline reflectivity helps guide drivers, especially at night and during inclement weather conditions. Additionally, many newer vehicles possess high-tech features like lane departure warnings, intended to keep vehicles on the road and in their lane. These advanced technologies depend upon well-maintained centerlines and edgelines.
With the recent completion of the project, the following highways now have new markings: US 160, US 491, CO 145, US 550, US 24, 50, US 285, and CO 291. These highways run through various counties including: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Mineral, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Dolores, San Miguel, Montrose, Chaffee, Park, Mesa, Delta, Gunnison, Saguache, Fremont, and Pueblo.
CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.