Rock fall mitigation set between Naturita and Gateway

MONTROSE COUNTY, Colo. (KJCT)- The Colorado Department of Transportation will be performing rock fall mitigation in western Montrose County on CO Highway 141, between Naturita and Gateway next week.

Weather permitting, the mitigation operations will begin on Tuesday, February 18 and may continue through Friday.

CDOT prioritizes the survey of areas along Colorado rural roadways, gauging if any areas may be prone to rock falls.

If any unstable rock features are identified, the loose material is removed by a geotechnical team to eliminate the potential of a natural rock fall hazard for motorists traveling on the highway.

Tuesday through Friday, February 18-21, motorists can expect delays on CO 141 at MP 81.7, about 20 miles north of Naturita and 30 miles south of Gateway.

Travelers will encounter up to 20 minute delays.

The traffic stops will allow crews the opportunity to perform hillside operations and remove of any rock or debris from the roadway.

Motorists are urged to slow down and watch for flaggers, work crews and heavy equipment in the area.

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:
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