U.S. 285 Traffic Stops near Morrison next week

May 14, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - JEFFERSON COUNTY – Traffic stops will be taking place on Highway 285 next week for rock mitigation work in Turkey Creek Canyon.

On Wednesday, May 22, drivers on northbound and southbound U.S. 285 should expect 20 minute stops between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., about two miles west of the State Highway 8/Morrison interchange.  One to two stops are expected each hour.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) must stop traffic whenever rock work is taking place above the highway to maintain safety through the area for the traveling public.

Removing loose rocks from above the highway enhances drivers’ safety in an area that can be prone to rockfall.

Weekly lane closure information about this and other projects is available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html or by calling 511.  To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.  The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including Southwest Colorado.