Pavement Work Scheduled for US 160 Wolf Creek Pass - East

May 26, 2016 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Travelers can expect up to 15 minute delays

MINERAL COUNTY, WOLF CREEK PASS - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced that starting next week on Thursday, June 2, project work will take place on the east side of Wolf Creek Pass. Oldcastle SW/ 4 Corners Materials, the prime contractor for the project, will begin asphalt overlay and guardrail replacement work from US 160 MM 165 to MM 174. The three month project is expected to be completed by September 9.  

“Improvements will be made to the highway, from Wolf Creek Pass summit to seven and a half miles down the east side of the pass to the tunnel,” said CDOT Project Engineer Larry Cisneros. “Crews will also mend the roadway surface near the pass snowshed where frost damage has caused the pavement to heave and sag.”

During working hours, travel delays will be approximately 15 minutes in each of multiple work zones with single lane alternating traffic controlled by flaggers or portable traffic signals. Work hours will be 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday. Additionally, from June 3 – July 15 motorists should expect single lane alternating traffic 24 hours per day 7 days per week from MM 169.5 to MM 170. During non-work hours, delays will be approximately 6 minutes.

PROJECT INFORMATION:  For more information or to ask questions, please contact the contractor’s public information hotline at (970) 317-8024.

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