Rockfall Mitigation Project Begins on CO 64 Near Rangely July 12

Four-hour closure set for Thursday, July 14 for blasting

RIO BLANCO COUNTY—A Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) rockfall mitigation project is slated to begin Tuesday, July 12 on Colorado Highway (CO) 64 at mile point 26 (locals refer to the area as Jesus Rock).

Crews will be rock scaling on Tuesday, July 12, Wednesday, July 13, and Friday, July 15. From 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, there will be a four-hour full closure of the highway for blasting operations.

On days the crew will be rock scaling, short traffic holds of around 15 minutes will be implemented, and then traffic will be released. Traffic will be alternating through the work zone in one lane.

During the full closure, motorists are encouraged to utilize alternate routes, which are CO 13 or CO 139 Douglas Pass. The project will continue into the week of July 18-22, but no full closures are anticipated that week.