I-25 Raton Pass Rockfall Mitigation Nears Completion

August 15, 2017 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - LAS ANIMAS COUNTY- The $2.2 million I-25 Raton Pass Rockfall Mitigation project, near Trinidad, is approaching the final stages of construction and has an anticipated completion date in the next thirty days. 

After a 2 month long detour traffic is back to a normal configuration with some single lane closures.  Crews will finalize work over the next few weeks by performing guardrail repairs and erosion control.

CDOT and Rock Solid Solutions started mitigation on the rockfall hazard March 27, 2017.  During the 5 month long project, crews drilled, blasted, and removed 14,000 cubic yards (approximately 28,000 tons) of rock to prevent future rockfalls. Other work performed includes reinforcement of the rock cut, shotcrete, asphalt paving, and guardrail.  The rock face has been stabilized and a 30 foot wide rockfall ditch has been constructed to help prevent rocks from reaching the road.

PROJECT INFORMATION:  For more information or to ask questions, please contact the contractor’s public information line at (970) 456-1361 or email [email protected].

OTHER ROAD & PROJECT INFORMATION: 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 www.codot.gov and choose the envelope icon at the bottom of the webpage. Or, to see CDOT’s lane closure reports for projects statewide, visit www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html

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