For those of you who travel Colorado Highway 13 from Rifle to Meeker, here is some information I garnered by calling the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Engineering design and determination of right of way requirements are under way along the highway from Rifle north to the Garfield/Rio Blanco county line. Funding to construct any of this section is not in a program at the present time.
A construction project about 2.5 miles was awarded to United Companies last fall, extending south from the previously completed work south of Meeker. Work will commence in the spring and should be completed by fall, so expect traffic delays all summer. (CDOT continues to work on the wrong end of this highway. The most dangerous section is from Rifle north.)
Engineering design and determination of right of way requirements are under way from the south end of this latest project southerly to the Rio Blanco County line. Funding of construction costs is not assured at this time.