Thanks to Chuck Kimball, one of our comm people for alerting Hardrockers
to this. It will definitely impact anyone staying in Ouray the night before
TWO NIGHT CLOSURES PLANNED
RETAINING WALL WORK ON US 550 RED MOUNTAIN PASS
OURAY COUNTY Colorado Department of Transportation contractor
Midwest Rockfall will require at least two night closures of US 550
Red Mountain Pass for upcoming drainage pipe work. The drainage work
is part of the project to repair two crib walls (retaining walls)
under the southbound lane approximately 1.5 miles north of snow shed.
The work will be completed by September 25, 2012.
NIGHTTIME TRAVEL IMPACTS: On July 12, and likely July 17, the pass
will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to allow crews to remove and
replace two inlets (a maximum of six nights of closures are allowed
but will likely not be needed). Following this work, another
announcement will be sent to confirm whether any future nighttime
closures are necessary.
Regular travel impacts: Through September 25, motorists will
encounter single-lane, alternating traffic between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. There will be no weekend work. Motorists will
also encounter periodic full traffic holds in both directions of up to
15 minutes during work hours (while equipment is in the roadway).
Please note, while these traffic holds will be limited to 15 minutes
or less, motorists actual delays will exceed 15 minutes, as the
traffic queues are cleared in each direction. Delay times will vary
depending upon traffic volumes.
For information on this project, the public may call Midwest Rockfall,
Inc.s Public Information Manager Filiberto Marquez, at (970)
462-1529. (For information on other CDOT projects statewide, the
public may log on towww.cotrip.org or call 511.) Better yet, sign up
for highway updates by going towww.coloradodot.info and choosing the
green cell phone icon in the upper right corner. Thank you for going
Slow for the Cone Zone!