Set to begin April 1, the Little Blue Creek Canyon project will require lengthy closures as construction begins between mile markers 123 and 127, 30 miles east of Montrose and 30 miles west of Gunnison, to repair and upgrade the highway, addressing safety concerns.
The extensive closures have sparked concerns among affected residents and local political leaders. With the road open for short access windows, there's worry businesses, the ability to offer medical care and access to homes and supplies will be impacted considerably.
The traffic impacts are scheduled to last through Nov. 2022.
What concerns do you have with the project? Do you feel the road should be open eight hours a day, rather than the scheduled five?