Red Mtn. Pass expected to fully open on Friday, June 13.
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Posted on June 05 2014, 3:51pm by Mark Esper
in Local News
Red Mtn. Pass is
expected to reopen
to 2 lanes on Friday
If all continues to go as planned, crews expect to open U.S. 550 over Red Mtn. Pass to two lanes on Friday, June 13, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Crews this week were removing the barrier and clearing rock debris from the roadside. Paving will be underway on Thursday.
The highway has faced intermittent closures since January when a huge rock slide crashed down on the road in Uncompahgre Canyon. Since early May the pass has been closed during most daytime hours.