Rockfall Update - US 550 Red Mountain Pass

January 23, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Much more scaling completed today; crews will work through the weekend.

OURAY COUNTY – Today crews made progress today scaling more loose rock from the south side of the talus slope (loose rock field) and drilling for rock anchors upon which the rockfall netting will be hung.

Work will continue through the weekend with scaling and netting installation. An update will be sentFriday night on weekend work and, when netting is complete, an assessment of any necessary follow-up scaling.

UPDATED INFORMATION:  Briefs and photos are posted on CDOT’s Media Room page at and full press releases, which have been issued each night after the end-of-day briefing meeting, are posted at:

ALTERNATE ROUTE & INFORMATION: Travelers will use the following highways for an alternate route:  SH 62, SH 145 and US 160. For information on other CDOT projects, the public may call 511 or log onto CDOT’s traveler information web site at Better yet, sign up to receive email and/or text messages by going to CDOT’s web site at and choosing the green phone icon in the upper right corner.