A final full closure, both directions, on SH 145 Lizard Head Pass Monday Night, October 21

October 16, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SAN MIGUEL COUNTY – The work to install one-half of the new concrete box culvert (CBC) under SH 145 on Lizard Head Pass will require a second full closure of both lanes this coming Mondaynight, starting a 9 p.m. (October 21) and ending at 5 a.m. (October 22).

Please note: traffic will be able to pass through the work site, at mile point 57.6, at least every two hours, if not more frequently.  The full closure in both directions is necessary due to the size of the crane used to maneuver the CBC—this will complete the final installation of the cross culvert.

The Colorado Department of Transportation began this project on September 4 and the work is slated for completion in October, date is weather permitting. The project is replacing a corroded steel culvert (installed in 1966) with the CBC, necessitating a cut in the highway and a 24/7 single-lane closure.

The work was contracted to Habitat Construction for $492,000.

GENERAL TRAVEL IMPACTS: During roadway repairs described above, motorists will encounter single-lane, alternating traffic near MP 57, 24/7, likely directed by flaggers during the day and a signal at night, until the highway cut is closed. Then motorists can expect daytime single-lane, alternating traffic through the project’s completion by early November, weather permitting.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: The public may write to [email protected] or call the project hotline at 970-209-3332. For information on other CDOT projects, call 511 or log onto www.cotrip.org (or sign up for FREE highway updates by going to www.colorododot.info and choosing the green phone icon.)