BENT COUNTY, Colo. -

There will be around-the-clock traffic delays this week on U.S. 50 in the Hasty area.

As part of its project to add passing and merging lanes and construct other improvements, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is stopping traffic to install a new water pipes underneath the highway.

Flaggers are alternating eastbound and westbound traffic, 24 hours a day through Wednesday, September 12, about 10 miles east of the Fort Lyon turnoff - State Highway 183.

Drivers can expect delays up to 10 minutes. The speed limit also is reduced to 30 mph through this work zone. Vehicles wider than 12 feet also are not allowed to travel through the area during work hours.

Traffic information about this or other CDOT projects is on the cotrip.org website, by calling 511 or via subscription e-mail.