US 160 wildlife crossing project nears completion 

The Wildlife Crossing Project on US 160 at the intersection of CO 151 that began back in March will see a winter break before final elements are completed. Crews are expected to shut down the project on Friday, Dec. 17 and reconvene in April.   

CDOT and prime contractor, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co, will finish all road activity including erosion control, stabilization, permanent signage and fencing in the next two weeks before the winter break. They will then come back in the spring and build the overpass concrete sidewalls, backfill the sidewalls and seed the natural landscaping for the overpass bridge. 

Work completed to date includes:  

  • All aspects of the wildlife underpass. 
  • Widening of the road, which includes extending passing and turn lanes at the CO 151 intersection. 
  • Setting the overpass bridge. 
  • An 8-foot-tall exclusion fence along both sides of US 160. 
  • A deer guard at the CO 151 intersection. 
  • Repaving US 160 in both directions within the project zone. 


For the next two weeks, travelers can expect intermittent, alternating lane closures, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Impacts will be minimal. Travelers will not encounter any traffic impacts during the project winter shutdown. For real-time traffic impacts on this project and others across the state, please visit 

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