Intersection improvements begin April 15 in Hugo

April 10, 2024

Lincoln County — The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin intersection improvement work on April 15 on two roadways, US Highway 40/287 and 3rd Avenue, in the town of Hugo. TLM Constructors is the contractor for this project.

The project will improve traffic flow for motorists and enhance pedestrian safety at crosswalks. Work will primarily consist of widening the south side of the intersection with concrete pavement for better truck turn movement, which will include inlet, sidewalk, curb and gutter, and curb ramp. Work will be done in the eastbound lane for less than a mile stretch of US 40.

A smooth road or highway has many important benefits, including safety and improved quality for the driving experience. A smoother surface also offers safer driving for motorists.

Travel Impacts

Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles will be reduced to an eastbound single-lane throughout the duration of the project. The project is expected to last until the end of July.

Project Contact Information

For additional information about this project, contact the project team at, call the Information hotline at 719-771-3975 or


Know Before You Go

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:

Connect with @ColoradoDOT on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits. Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected. Watch for workers. Drive with caution. Don't change lanes unnecessarily. Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones. Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you. Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones. Expect delays, especially during peak travel times. Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you. Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

Be patient!