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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Share the Road: Cone Zones

Share the Road Cone Zone

In a cone zone, traffic control signage, delineators, and flaggers all enable motorists to move through the area in a timely and safe manner. Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists are urged to pay close attention to any detours, traffic control signs, and flaggers.  

In addition, it’s incredibly helpful for motorists to share the road in these ways: 

  • Give some space to the driver in front of you. The Colorado State Patrol shared about a third of the crashes in construction zones were caused by drivers following too closely to the vehicle in front of them. By removing space, you are decreasing the reaction time necessary to brake or swerve for road debris, dips, bumps, equipment, and even people.  
  • The second most common cause was due to drivers committing a lane violation in a work zone. Control your lane position while resisting the urge to drive aggressively. Stay in your lane. 
  • The third top causal factor was driving distracted through the high-risk area. 
  • The fourth is speed. Please reduce speeds and, if possible, avoid the work area.  

Traffic Enforcement 
The Erie Police Department’s Traffic Team is committed to ensuring safety in all areas of Town, and especially cone zones. If ever you have a request for traffic enforcement, please visit our Traffic Enforcement webpage at  

Current and Planned Projects 
Some inquiries related to cone zone projects may be submitted to the Public Works Department by emailing Not all roads in and around Erie are the responsibility of the Town of Erie. State highways, county roads, and some other regional roads are maintained by other entities. Please check with CDOTBoulder County, or Weld County for updates on those areas. 

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