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Posted on: October 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] TRAVEL ALERT: Full Closure of HWY 151

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) continues culvert replacement work on Colorado Highway 151 with a 24/7 full closure set to begin on Friday, October 13th at 5 p.m. The road is anticipated to reopen to motorists after seven days on Friday, October 20th, at 5 p.m. The closure points are located on either side of the project site, five miles south of the US Highway 160 Junction near Chimney Rock National Monument at Mile Point 28. 

Alternative Route:
With the seven-day, around-the-clock closure in place, motorists will need to use US 160 and CO 172 as an alternate route. Travelers are advised that a resurfacing project is also occurring on CO 172, between Ignacio and Elmore’s Corner, at the US 160 junction. Delays up to 30 minutes can be expected on CO 172 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., depending on traffic volumes. Visit for CO 172 project traffic impacts.

Bus Route: 
The MET's regular Arboles runs will be affected by this closure. Please call 970-264-2250 for further details. 

This is a Colorado Department of Transportation Closure. Please call 970-661-2466 for project information as this is NOT an Archuleta County project. You may also visit 

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