For any of us who have driven the highway roads around Soutwestern Colorado,including, but not limited to Durango and Ridgway, the cracks in the road are enough to make you want to scream!

But fear not, intrepid traveler, for CDOT has come to the rescue, as over the next several weeks, CDOT crews will be doing crack repair in several areas.

From April 23-25 US Highway 50 in Durango will be experiencing a slowdown from mile marker 28-37.

April 26-May 2 Co 1848 in Mancos and Montezuma Counties from MM 8.9-26.6

May 3-4 Highway 550 in Ridgway from MM 107-113

May 7-10 Co 141 in Nucla and Naturita from MM 74-88

What this means for you is expect slowdowns. During the work the area will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic. Work will commence at 7 AM and continue to 7 PM.

During these hours, please be mindful of the workers in the area, watch for vehicles and individuals and above all please be safe in work zones.