Overnight Closure on SH 184 West of Mancos

July 8, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - As reported previously, closure extends from July 9 at 6 p.m. to July 10 at 6 a.m. (width and possible weight restrictions will follow for a two-week period).

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, CO – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s project to replace two culverts underneath SH 184 west of Mancos (mile point 25.1) will require a full closure of the highway July 9 to enable crews to cut into the highway.

The contractor, Mountain Valley Contracting has successfully replaced one of the two culverts through a pipe-jacking process, a trenchless method of pipeline installation utilizing compressed air to drive the pipe through the ground. The process, it has been determined, will not work for placement of the larger 78-inch culvert—rock material is preventing this.

TEMPORARY TRAVEL IMPACTS:  Starting Wednesday, July 9 at 6 p.m. and continuing until Thursday morning, July 10 at 6 a.m., SH 184 will be fully closed at mile point 25.1, approximately a mile and a half west of Mancos (open on either side to local traffic only, but no through traffic). The alternate route for those wanting to travel between Mancos and Dolores is US 160 and SH 145. Starting July 10 and continuing for about two weeks, there will be a 24/7 width restriction (and possibly a weight restriction). Details of the exact restrictions will be sent later this week and also posted on Travel Alerts on www.cotrip.org.

GENERAL TRAVEL IMPACTS: Through the project’s completion in late July, motorists can expect periodic single-lane, alternating traffic Monday through Friday, during daylight hours.

For information about the project or to leave a message, call the project information line at (970) 250-9354. For information on CDOT projects statewide, log on to www.cotrip.org or call 511 from anywhere in the state. Better yet, sign up for email and/or wireless (text) alerts on projects and/or roadway condition information in your chosen area. Go to CDOT's web site at www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Remember to “like” CDOT on Facebook.

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