Independence Pass rockfall work prompts single-lane closures Thursday |

Independence Pass rockfall work prompts single-lane closures Thursday

Vehicles make their way over Independence Pass on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020.
Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times

UPDATE, Thursday, Oct. 1 — Colorado Department of Transportation has revised its Thursday traffic control plans on Independence Pass. Crews will only need to do alternating single-lane closures, instead of a full closure, according to a CDOT update sent out late Wednesday.

Independence Pass will be closed during the daytime Wednesday, with an update partial closure Thursday for rockfall work that was announced earlier this month by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The pass will be closed east of Aspen from mile marker 59 to marker 62, CDOT said Tuesday. The top of the pass and other areas will be accessible from the east side of the pass.

Additional full weekday closures are planned in early and mid-October as a helicopter will be used to install rock netting. The schedule is subject to change due to weather and other factors, CDOT said. 

CDOT is urging motorists to use alternate routes during the single-lane and full closures. For the latest road condition information go to

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