CDOT begins fiber optic project on US 160 east of Wolf Creek

WOLF CREEK — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Main Electric will begin a fiber optic installation project on US Highway (US) 160 east of Wolf Creek Pass beginning Monday, April 17. The project will take place between mile points (MP) 174.2 and MP 190.6, from the Wolf Creek Pass east tunnel to the east side of South Fork.  The project has an anticipated completion date September 2017.

CDOT and Main Electric will install conduit, fiber optic cable and manholes along a 16-mile stretch of the US 160 mountain corridor. Work will also be performed on electrical signs in Monte Vista, Alamosa and on La Veta Pass.

The fiber optic installation project will benefit both CDOT and the general public. The fiber optic technology will optimize digital controls within the Wolf Creek Tunnel. Meanwhile, Colorado communities will experience a positive impact from the continued expansion of high-speed telecommunications to all areas of the state.


For the start of the project motorists can expect brief delays with one-lane, alternating traffic during the day and night, with reduced travel impacts on the weekend. Motorists should be aware of flaggers who will guide traffic during construction hours as well as a temporary light signals that will control traffic during non-working hours and at night. Motorcyclists are urged to use extreme caution. As project work progresses, motorists can expect shoulder closures. The project will be in operation Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local residents and businesses within the work zone will always have access to their property.

For more information or to ask questions, please contact the contractor’s public information line at (719) 695-0112 or email [email protected]

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