Sinking Highway 13 north of Rifle scheduled for repair |

Sinking Highway 13 north of Rifle scheduled for repair

Pete Fowler
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

RIFLE, Colorado ” Highway 13 north of Rifle will be detoured to one lane starting in mid-April to fix a 300-foot-long section of sinking road.

The section of road, about 13 miles north of Rifle, is sinking because of “subsurface subsidence” caused by a combination of factors including ground water, according to Bryan Danner, with American Civil Constructors.

The repair work is expected to last 37 days and will take place seven days a week from 7 a.m. until dark. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place, and no overweight vehicles will be able to travel the road while work is under way. Motorists should expect 30-minute delays.

The project mainly involves excavating unstable dirt and replacing it with a combination of foam and reinforced earth fill. Underground drainage will be added to reduce ground water problems. The road will be repaved and a damaged guardrail will be replaced.

Contact Pete Fowler: 384-9121

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