Craig Briefs: CDOT begins work on Highways 13, 40 |

Craig Briefs: CDOT begins work on Highways 13, 40

The Colorado Department of Transportation is currently working to replace culverts under U.S. Highway 40 and Colorado Highway 13, the agency said Monday in a release.

Work will continue through Nov. 19 to replace steel pipe structures on U.S. Highway 40 west of Elk Springs at mile point 32.38 and on Colorado Highway 13 north of Craig at mile point 90.94. Tricon 2, of Castle Rock, was awarded the project for $684,000.

The work involves the replacement of two deteriorated culverts under the highways. On Highway 40, the culvert is being replaced with a 72-inch diameter reinforced concrete pipe. On Highway 13, the structure is being replaced with a 10-foot-wide by 5-foot-wide concrete box culvert.

The work also includes constructing wingwalls that guide drainage at each end, shoring, excavation, backfill and storm water management.

Motorists in these areas can expect some single-lane, alternating traffic with minimal delays, primarily Monday through Friday, according to the release.

For information on CDOT projects statewide, call 511 or visit

Conference slated in Craig this month

The Challenging Behavior Prevention & Solutions Conference, sponsored by Eagle’s Nest Preschool, is coming to Craig later this month.

The conference, which is presented by Relationships Roots, will focus on research-based, developmentally appropriate techniques for handling behavior challenges in young children.

Those who attend qualify for six-and-a-half hours of training plus two more for completing optional homework.

The conference is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.

The cost is $50, and lunch is included.

For more information, call (303) 423-1026 or e-mail

The registration deadline is Friday.

Best Western hosts Chamber mixer

Best Western Deer Park Inn & Suites, 262 Commerce St., will host the next Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Business After-Hours Mixer.

The mixer is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

RSVP by calling 824-5689 or e-mailing

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