Red Mountain Pass daily work to start earlier

Plaindealer Staff Report 


With the seasonal end of daylight saving time, crews working on US 550 Red Mountain Pass will take advantage of the brighter mornings and begin work earlier in the day. Rock mitigation work is taking place on the Ruby Walls cliff face just south of Ouray. 

New work hours are Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Travelers can expect delays of up to 20 minutes. The road will return to regular two-way traffic every evening, until construction resumes the following morning.

The targeted completion date is mid-November, but work is greatly dependent upon the weather.