160 reopens


VALLEY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will reopen US Highway (US) 160/La Veta Pass in both directions on Saturday, July 7 at 2 p.m. US 160 has been closed since Thursday, June 27 from Fort Garland to La Veta due to the Spring Fire.

CO Highway 69 will remain closed, in both directions, from five miles north of Walsenburg to the Huerfano/Custer County Line. Local traffic will be permitted on CO 69 with proof of residence. CO 12 will also remain closed northbound and southbound from CR 420 in La Veta to the summit of Cuchara Pass.

Travelers are reminded that area highways may open and close at anytime, without warning. Please check cotrip.org frequently for closure information.

CDOT is urging the public to steer clear of all closure points. Motorists should be aware there is no stopping, parking, or standing outside of vehicles along the highway shoulder on US 160 from Fort Garland to La Veta or at any of the highway closure points. Law enforcement will be patrolling the highway.

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See scheduled lane closures: codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html

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