Preventative rockfall work today, possibly Friday on US 160 west of Durango

December 19, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO - Colorado Department of Transportation rockfall contractor Yenter Companies Inc. will work to bring a rock down above US 160 near mile marker 78, just west of town (west of Wildcat Canyon Road).

Work involves proactively bringing down a rock overhang with the use of a pry bar or possibly airbags inserted and then inflated behind the rock. Rock material will be further broken down on the roadway if necessary and hauled away.

TRAVEL IMPACTS – Thursday (December 19) and possibly Friday, westbound travelers will encounter some single lane traffic and delays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. BOTH directions of traffic will be fully stopped for a period of 20 minutes or more, possibly several times during the day. This is to enable crews to safely bring rock down and move it from the highway.

Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone!

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