Craig briefs: CDOT releases Click It or Ticket numbers

— The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies in 12 counties in Colorado issued 2,356 seat belt citations to drivers during the Click It or Ticket nighttime campaign, which ran July 22 through 28, according to a news release. Efforts were ramped up to enforce seat belt use at night because nighttime passenger vehicle occupants are mostly likely to be unrestrained and killed in crashes. During the weeklong enforcement period, seven drivers and passengers died in crashes in the state, and four of them were not wearing seat belts.

Of the 2,356 citations given, 1,718 were for unrestrained drivers and passengers ages 16 and older. The other 638 were for unrestrained children. The minimum fine for not wearing a seat belt in Colorado is $65 for adults and $82 for unrestrained children.

Moffat County Road 18 to close temporarily

The Moffat County Road and Bridge Department temporarily will close Moffat County Road 18 off of Colorado Highway 13 North for bridge repair starting Monday until approximately Sept. 10. Traffic shall be rerouted on C.R. 18S. For more information, call 970-824-3211.

Adoption fee for adult animals lowered to $75

The Humane Society of Moffat County has lowered its animal adoption cost to $75, which includes spay or neuter, vaccinations and a feline leukemia test. The cost to adopt kittens and puppies remains $115.

Construction ongoing on Colorado Highway 13

A reconstruction project on Colorado Highway 13 south of Meeker and north of Rifle will take place from mile markers 25 to 22. The project will widen the road’s shoulders to 8 feet, add guardrails and new drainage pipes and increase sight distance for motorists, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through the end of October. No detours are planned, and motorists can expect to encounter alternating lanes of traffic and delays as long as 15 minutes. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph in the work zone, and loads of more than 14 feet won’t be allowed.

The $6.7 million project is funded by the state’s FASTER legislation. The contractor on the project is Old Castle United Companies. For more information, call the project hotline at 970-878-7107 or email SH13meeker@publicinfoteam.com.

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