Red Mountain Pass drivers get a short reprieve

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The Colorado Department of Trasportation announced this morning that Red Mountain Pass will be open the rest of Thursday, Sept. 24 and all of Friday.

Weekday closures will resume on Monday at 8:30 a.m. CDOT reminds drivers that single-lane, alternating traffic is still in place at milepost 79 and 89 on Hwy. 550 just south of Ouray.

Resumed closure details for Monday are as follows:

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FULL WEEKDAY ROAD CLOSURES – THROUGH OCTOBER 8*, WEATHER PERMITTING
(OPEN: noon to 1 P.M. and after 5 P.M. each weekday; fully open on weekends)
All three projects have work underway within the MP 87 to MP 91 closure zone. There will be FULL CLOSURES Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (OPEN NOON TO 1 PM) through October 8 (if weather becomes a factor, closures could be extended further into October – please check back or check “Travel Alerts” on www.cotrip.org.)