Tennessee Pass to fully reopen Friday | PostIndependent.com

Tennessee Pass to fully reopen Friday

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

MINTURN, Colorado – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will open both lanes of Highway 24 over Tennessee Pass at 7 p.m. Friday.

The highway has been closed for a month after a sinkhole opened up at mile 165, where an old railroad tunnel deep under the road collapsed.

The contractor, Hayward Baker, used 1,700 cubic yards of material to fill and stabilize the void beneath the highway, delivered in about 200 truckloads.

The highway reopened to one lane of traffic on Aug. 3, and is to be fully reopened on Friday evening for traffic between Minturn and Leadville.

“We are grateful to Hayward Baker, the contractor, for their hard work to make these repairs so quickly and efficiently,” said Matt Figgs, CDOT project engineer.

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