US 50 Montrose Chip Seal

Work this Week

September 28 to October 2
  • Hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Motorists should plan for east and westbound one-lane alternating traffic with pilot car, 30-minute delays, and a 35 mph speed limit in active work zones.
  • Motorists should plan for mobile striping operations from MP 158-182.

About the Project

Starting on Monday, June 1, 2020, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contract partner United Companies will begin a chip seal project on US Highway 50. The project limits will begin at mile point (MP) 116, east of Montrose, and will continue for 66 miles to MP 182, east of Gunnison. The project is expected to last approximately 4 months and has an anticipated completion date of September 2020.

Work will consist of:

  • chip seal application
  • crack filling
  • installation of new rumble strips
  • new striping

Crews will also remove the old epoxy striping and replace it with a temporary paint during construction. The chip seal does not adhere to the epoxy paint and to prevent future separation of the chip seal, the old epoxy is removed and temporary striping is placed.

As part of CDOT’s Whole System - Whole Safety initiative, this project will focus on a chip seal application and crack filling to protect and prolong the surface of the roadway. Crews will also install rumble strips and new striping. The new surface will enhance safety for
motorists by providing skid resistance and will prolong the life of the roadway surface and reduce overall cracking. The new striping will offer better visibility for drivers while rumble strips will alert drivers if they are leaving the roadway.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $3.7 million
  • Contractor: United Companies
  • Timeline: June - September 2020
  • Location: US 50 east of Montrose

Proposed Work Schedule

  • The project will be in operation Monday through Friday from 7 a.m .to 7 p.m.

Traffic Impacts

  • Motorists can expect single-lane, alternating traffic in work zones with 30 minute delays, and a 35 mph speed limit.