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Lengthy closures set for US 550 Red Mt. Pass
Power line reconstruction work will require morning and afternoon road closures
SOUTHWEST COLORADO — Travelers will encounter lengthy road closures on US Highway 550 Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray from Sept. 13 - 24. The closures will allow for helicopter operations and other work associated with a power line reconstruction project by the San Miguel Power Association. For more details about this project visit San Miguel Power Association and download the flyer, Public Notice. (San Miguel Power Association's media contact is: Alex Shelley, 970-209-5593.)
During these significant closures, travelers may seek the alternate westerly route via US 160, CO 145 and CO 62 (through Mancos, Dolores, Telluride and Ridgway). US 550 Red Mountain Pass will not be closed during the evenings or weekends. This work schedule may be subject to change due to weather conditions or other emergency circumstances.
Mon. - Thurs., Sept. 13 - 16
ROAD CLOSED: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
ROAD OPEN: 12 - 1 p.m.
ROAD CLOSED: 1 - 5:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 17
ROAD CLOSED: 1 - 4 p.m.
Mon. - Fri., Sept. 20 - 24
Visit forest service websites or contact the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests and the San Juan National Forest for information about potential closures of forest roads and trailheads on public lands.
Stay Informed About this Project
● San Miguel Power Association Project Website: www.smpa.com/content/red-mountain-electrical-reliability-and-broadband-improvement-project
● Project flyer: Utility Work Public Notice
● San Miguel Power Association Media Contact: Alex Shelley, 970-209-5593
● Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests: www.fs.usda.gov/gmug
● San Juan National Forest: www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan
Know Before You Go
Gather information about weather forecasts, anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road.
● Road conditions: www.COtrip.org
● Project or travel alerts: bit.ly/COalerts
● Scheduled lane closures: codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html
● Social media: Twitter @coloradodot and Facebook facebook.com/coloradodot
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