Highway 67 Opens near Cripple Creek – One Lane Alternating Traffic

August 14, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - TELLER COUNTY – State Highway (SH) 67 has reopened to traffic, about one mile north of Cripple Creek, after a sinkhole closed the roadway on Saturday.

The highway now is in a one-lane configuration around the site, with portable signals alternating northbound and southbound traffic.  Stops are approximately five minutes long.  Since the lane is constrained, vehicles wider than 12 feet are not allowed through the area while the highway is reduced to one lane.

CDOT is moving forward with emergency contracting procedures, developing a scope of work and expects to have a contractor on board to begin repairs by the end of the week.   Information regarding how long the repairs will take and other project specifics will be distributed once it is available.

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