CDOT Repairing Two Culverts on SH 133 McClure Pass Summit

September 18, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - PITKIN / GUNNISON COUNTIES - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has begun a project to repair two culverts at the top of McClure Pass on SH 133 (mile marker 42-44).

The work involves reinforcing two 48-inch corrugated steel pipes with plastic liners and filling any voids with grout. The project will require some work with a crane and other large equipment. In addition, crews will construct new headwalls, improve the guardrail and conduct some erosion control.

The project was contracted to American West for $373,000 and will be completed by November 2, weather permitting.

TRAVEL IMPACTS – Through November 2, motorists can anticipate single-lane, alternating traffic with delays of about five minutes (these will vary with traffic queues), Monday through Friday—and some weekends—during daylight hours. Traffic control crews will make every effort to coordinate with the nearby rockfall project to avoid excessive stops to motorists; however this is not always possible and motorists should plan for additional delays.

For project comments or questions, the public may call the project hotline at 970-471-5094 or write to [email protected]. Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at or by calling 511. To receive project updates via wireless device or e-mail, visit and click on the green cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.