Colorado Revised Statutes Title 42. Vehicles and Traffic § 42-4-614. Designation of highway maintenance, repair, or construction zones--signs--increase in penalties for speeding violations

(1)(a) If maintenance, repair, or construction activities are occurring or will occur within four hours on a portion of a state highway, the department of transportation may designate such portion of the highway as a highway maintenance, repair, or construction zone.  Any person who commits certain violations listed in section 42-4-1701(4) in a maintenance, repair, or construction zone that is designated pursuant to this section is subject to the increased penalties and surcharges imposed by section 42-4-1701(4)(c) .

(b) If maintenance, repair, or construction activities are occurring or will occur within four hours on a portion of a roadway that is not a state highway, the public entity conducting the activities may designate such portion of the roadway as a maintenance, repair, or construction zone.  A person who commits certain violations listed in section 42-4-1701(4) in a maintenance, repair, or construction zone that is designated pursuant to this section is subject to the increased penalties and surcharges imposed by section 42-4-1701(4)(c) .

(2) The department of transportation or other public entity shall designate a maintenance, repair, or construction zone by erecting or placing an appropriate sign in a conspicuous place before the area where the maintenance, repair, or construction activity is taking place or will be taking place within four hours.  Such sign shall notify the public that increased penalties for certain traffic violations are in effect in such zone.  The department of transportation or other public entity shall erect or place a second sign after such zone indicating that the increased penalties for certain traffic violations are no longer in effect.  A maintenance, repair, or construction zone begins at the location of the sign indicating that increased penalties are in effect and ends at the location of the sign indicating that the increased penalties are no longer in effect.

(3) Signs used for designating the beginning and end of a maintenance, construction, or repair zone shall conform to department of transportation requirements.  The department of transportation or other public entity may display such signs on any fixed, variable, or movable stand.  The department of transportation or other public entity may place such a sign on a moving vehicle if required for certain activities, including, but not limited to, highway painting work.


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