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Intermittent road closures during Red Dirt Bridge construction

Contact: Rickie Davies, Senior Staff Engineer, 970-328-3567,

Aug. 15, 2016 – Construction has begun on the Red Dirt Bridge replacement project, located approximately 15 miles northeast of Dotsero on the Colorado River Road. Motorists are advised that intermittent road closures will be required during some portions of construction.
The first Colorado River Road closures are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Aug. 19, as well as on Monday, Aug. 22 and Tuesday, Aug. 23. Additional closures are tentatively scheduled for Sept. 1, and again from Sept. 6 through Sept. 8. Advance notification of closures will be publicized through email notifications, variable message signs located at both ends of the Colorado River Road and via the road closure hotline at 970-524-0794.
The Red Dirt Bridge project replaces the last single lane bridge along the Colorado River Road located just north of I-70 and west of Hwy 131. Construction is scheduled for completion in March of 2017.
Those with questions or who wish to be added to the project email distribution list, which includes updates on roadway closures, can forward their contact information to Rickie Davies at 970-328-3567 or