A nationwide asphalt shortage is jeopardizing road projects across the state during the peak of the 2008 paving season.
"This caught us completely by surprise," said Jeff Kullman, a regional director for the Colorado Department of Transportation. "There are critical interstate projects we won't be able to deliver on."
CDOT says 34 projects could be affected by the shortage.
In the last two weeks, CDOT has learned from suppliers that there will not be enough asphalt to complete projects that have already gone out to bid.