CDOT begins culvert repair project on US 50 next week

MONTROSE COUNTY - On Sept. 12, 2016, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), will begin a cured-in-place pipe treatment to an existing culvert under US 50 in Montrose County.  Cured-in-place pipe repairs are a method of relining existing culverts using a thermosetting, resin-impregnated flexible tube that is inflated and cured with ultra-violet (UV) light.  This innovative process allows CDOT to rehabilitate culverts without digging up the highway and disrupting highway corridors for extended periods, which reduces delays for the traveling public and significantly reduces costs.

The location of the project is at mile point 108.8, which is just east of the Cerro Summit in Montrose County and about 15 miles east of Montrose, Colorado.  The project, under contract with Ridgway Valley Enterprises, has an anticipated completion date of mid-October, 2016.  

TRAVEL AND ACCESS IMPACTS:  Speeds in the work zone will be reduced to 35 MPH and the shoulders of both the east and westbound lanes will be closed.  There may also be periodic single lane closures with flaggers during equipment and material deliveries.  Reduced speed limits will generally only be in effect during work hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, although there may be occasional Saturday work.

CDOT PROJECT INFORMATION:  For updates to this project, the public may call (970) 497-7197 or email [email protected] .   To sign up to receive project information and/or lane closure updates on state highways in the area of your choice, visit CDOT’s website at  and choose the envelope icon at the bottom of the page. Or, to see CDOT’s lane closure reports for projects statewide, visit

CDOT and Ridgway Valley Enterprises remind you to be alert to personnel in the work zone and to please drive carefully through the cone zone!