CDOT Maintenance Ditch Cleaning on US 550, SH 62

July 11, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews are conducting some annual ditch cleaning along US 550 and SH 62 now and through the end of the month.

Crews are clearing rock, mud and other debris from ditches to facilitate proper drainage and maintain roadside safety. Note that in some areas, the work will require removal and replacement of rock barrier as well. This is a mobile operation and work will progress in this order through July, weather permitting:

US 550 south Red Mountain Pass

US 550 north Red Mountain Pass

US 550 Ridgway to Colona

SH 62 Dallas Divide (west of Ridgway)

TRAVEL IMPACTS:  Throughout the duration of the project, motorists will encounter single-lane, alternating traffic—in up to three separate work zones within a given stretch—from 7AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday.