Rio Blanco County — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner United Companies are pleased to announce the completion of resurfacing and bridge work on Colorado Highways 64 and 13 near the town of Meeker.
Resurfacing occurred on CO 64 (mile point 65 to MP 73) just west of the CO 13 intersection and on CO 13 (MP 36 to 39) just south of Meeker. This includes full-thickness reclamation of CO13 between MPs 36 and 37 on this severely damaged section of the road. To complete the full-depth fill, crews demolished a portion of the road, then repaved and compacted the road’s foundation, and laid new pavement on top.
“This project addresses four miles of Colorado Highway 13 that have been affected by heavy traffic congestion due to the I-70 closure in recent years,” said CDOT Secretary Shoshana Lu. Ta. “Eight miles of new pavement will also be installed on Colorado Highway 64, greatly improving travel conditions for many residents of Rio Blanco County.” It will provide a smoother ride for the public.”
Other improvements include guardrail upgrades, rumble strips and pavement markings. Bridge improvements completed at CO 13 on MP 38.7 over the White River included the installation of new bridge expanders, waterproofing membranes, and bridge joint seals.
This project is one of several that have undergone improvements regarding CO13 in recent years. The CO 13 Rio Blanco Hill project is currently under construction. Located north of Rifle, the project includes resurfacing and widening, two new wildlife underpasses and a new chain-up area. Earlier this year, crews installed a new chip seal on his CO13 north of Craig. In 2022, crews completed work on the CO 13 Fortress Creek North project near Craig. Safety improvements include reconstruction and expansion, a new wildlife underpass, an innovative wildlife detection system, and wildlife fencing. From 2020 to 2021, CDOT completed concrete reconstruction, widening, drainage updates, wildlife fencing and other safety improvements as part of the Rio Blanco County CO13 Restoration Project.
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