Traffic delays continue through Monday on  CO 145 north of Dolores

Travel Advisory

February 8, 2021 - Southwestern Colorado - Blasting to begin at approx 10 AM

Sparks fly out of rock being blasted along CO 145

Last Friday, CDOT crews blasted a 200-ton rock that fell on CO 145 in southwest Colorado. A large portion of the huge boulder still remains on the roadway. Blasting operations will be performed again Monday morning. 

MONTEZUMA COUNTY ―  Motorists should give themselves extra time if traveling on CO Highway 145 between Dolores and Rico tomorrow, Mon., Feb 8. Crews will perform blasting operations beginning at approximately 10 a.m., which will result in a 30-minute to 1-hour traffic stop. Before and after the blasting, travelers will continue to encounter brief delays.  

A rock fall occurred last Friday, in the wee hours of the morning, on CO 145 just north of the small community of Stoner at Mile Point 27. No vehicles were involved in the rock fall.  

Travelers are strongly urged to slow down and watch for workers and heavy equipment. Motorists should follow the guidance of a temporary, portable light signal and/or flagging personnel. No oversize loads are permitted until further notice. 


CO 145 north of Dolores map

Know Before You Go

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include: