CDOT Surveys Section of SH 141 South of Clifton Following Water Line Break

June 8, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA COUNTY – Colorado Department of Transportation are surveying damage to a section of northbound SH 141 just south of Clifton where a 10-inch water line broke in half before noon today.

The actual damage area is between D Road and D1/4 Road (near mile point 160.5).

Before the water line break was reported to the Clifton Water District (at which time the water was immediately shut off and repairs to the line were made), the high-pressure leak had caused some extensive damage to the dirt road base as well as the asphalt.

CDOT crews are currently removing asphalt and surveying damage to SH 141 in the northbound lanes to determine how much of the subsurface is damaged and how much asphalt will need to be removed and repaired—it is estimated that crews will need to remove asphalt and some of the subsurface material in a 24-foot wide (covering both northbound lanes) by 120-foot long (plus) section. This information will be updated after the damage has been fully surveyed.

At this time, there is no estimate of project duration and no cost estimate. Clifton Water District will be contracting United Companies to make the necessary roadway repairs.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS: The three northbound lanes will remain closed (this includes the center turn lane) through the weekend and until repairs are complete. A single lane in each direction (northbound and southbound) is flowing on the southbound lanes of SH 141. No other local roads are impacted.

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