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Pothole season approaching


Last updated 3/4/2020 at 11:56am

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Drivers are cautioned to be extra vigilant for potholes and emergency lane closures for pavement repairs, such as the ones shown in the CDOT photo.

DENVER – With drastic changes in temperatures and winter conditions comes a freeze-thaw cycle that causes potholes to develop quickly on roadways across the state. Once potholes develop on heavily traveled state roadways, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor crews set up emergency lane closures to fill the potholes. While lane closures on major roadways are generally limited to night-time hours, pothole repairs may occur during the day for safety reasons.

Drivers should be prepared for moving, single lane closures, along with possible delays, while potholes are being r...

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