Rock Scaling on Cameron Pass Tomorrow

June 15, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Motorists will experience up to 20 minute delays.

JACKSON COUNTY — Beginning tomorrow, Saturday, June 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing rock scaling operations on the Cameron Pass emergency repairs project on State Highway (SH) 14. As part of the work, crews will be bringing down loose rocks and debris to help stabilize the slope of the pass and prevent future rockfall situations.

Although traffic in the area is minimal due to the nearby wildfire, motorists should still be aware that there will be 20 minute delays as part of the work during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The speed limit for the pass will be reduced 25 MPH through the work zone and flaggers will be present to direct traffic. During non-work hours, the roadway will be open for all traffic and no traffic signal will be necessary. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone. Fines will be doubled for most infractions that occur in the work zone.

Work has been underway since August 2011 on the west side of Cameron Pass near the town of Gould. Emergency repairs became necessary when melting snowpack deteriorated a 600-foot stretch of hillside. To stabilize the slope, crews removed the existing soil and replaced it with dense Styrofoam blocks.

Duckels Construction, Inc. is the contractor for this $2.5 million project. Questions about the project can be directed to Stacy Spector at 970-723-3756.

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