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Mesa Ridge, Hwy. 85 stencil marking underway


Last updated 5/23/2022 at 1:30pm


Mesa Ridge Parkway stencil operations map.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and prime contractor RoadSafe Traffic Systems began stencil-marking work across six highways in southeastern Colorado this week. Locally, Hwy. 85 through Fountain, Security and Stratmoor, as well as Mesa Ridge Parkway, will be affected.

This project will focus on the removal and replacement of painted roadway symbols at various intersections, crosswalks, and turn pockets.

The project work zones are spread across four separate counties. In El Paso County, the work zones will include Hwy. 85 from Mile Post 127.92 to 137.

The Mesa Ridge Parkway (CO 16) portion will be from Sneffels Street to Hwy. 85. Both of these zones are located primarily in Fountain.

Traffic Impacts

Crews will be working only nighttime hours throughout the duration of the project. Work will occur Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Single-lane closures are expected intermittently in each project location with at least one through lane of traffic open at all times. These lane reductions may slow traffic, but are not anticipated to cause delays.

The project is expected to last until mid-June. Please visit for real-time lane closure information, or signup for email notifications for project updates.

For additional information about this project:


Hwy. 85 stencil operations map.

Project information hotline: 970.880.2983

Project email: [email protected]

Project website:

Travelers are urged to "know before you go." Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

Road conditions and travel information:

Download the COtrip Planner app:

Sign up for project or travel alerts:

See scheduled construction lane closures:

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