The Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD) in cooperation with Gunnison County, the U.S. Forest Service, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests improved 12.5 miles of Cottonwood Pass Road. The improvements included widening, realignment, and paving the road. The road now consists of two, 11-foot wide travel lanes and 1-foot wide paved shoulders for a total width of 24 feet. The project also incorporated a minimum 7-foot clear zone and additional rock fall ditch capacity.
For an overview of both projects, visit the Cottonwood Pass Overview page.
Advertise: Winter 2016
Construction: Spring 2017 – Summer 2019