US 24 near Minturn to remain closed for the night

December 29, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Continued repairs required to get the highway open.

US 24 Minturn Dec 2014EAGLE COUNTY/MINTURN/RED CLIFF/LEADVILLE—Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews worked throughout the day to clear debris and patch several large holes in the road deck after a rockslide occurred near mile marker 148 on Saturday night.  US 24 will remain closed tonight.

A specialty unit, from Grand Junction Maintenance Section 2, was on scene yesterday to blast about 8 larger boulders in order for crews to remove the rocks.  Also, members of CDOT’s geotechnical team evaluated the slope for stability in order to give the nod for maintenance crews to perform the work required.

Crews will be back out at daybreak to continue patching the roadway.  CDOT is anticipating having US 24 reopened tomorrow afternoon.

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