CO Highway 151 emergency culvert replacement project underway

Emergency culvert replacement work began on Colorado Highway 151 on August 30. Work is expected to be completed in late November. This emergency repair project will take place on a section of highway five miles south of the US 160 Junction near Chimney Rock National Monument at Mile Point 28.  

Work will include the installation of two new concrete box culverts, rebuilding and resurfacing of the roadway and re-establishing proper water drainage in the area. Construction crews will utilize shoulder closures, single-lane closures and temporary signals.  

Earlier this spring, CDOT was alerted of erosion issues on the shoulder of the highway caused by heavy spring run-off in Stollsteimer Creek. The repair work is critical to ensure a safe roadway and proper water drainage system to prevent future erosion.  


Traffic Impacts  

  • Beginning August 30, motorists will encounter road work south of the CO 151 and US 160 junction.  
  • Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (some weekend work may occur)  
  • Motorists will encounter single-lane closures and shoulder closures near MP 28. 
  • Motorists will be guided by temporary traffic light signals. 
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