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Rock work in Morrison to close Bear Creek Avenue at Highway 8

Posted at 6:27 AM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 09:12:05-05

MORRISON, Colo. — The town of Morrison will start a project to prevent future rock slides Wednesday morning.

The Colorado Department of Transportation will start rock mitigation work Wednesday and Thursday in the coned-off areas on Bear Creek Avenue at Highway 8 in Morrison. This is just west of the Morrison Liquor Store.

CDOT said it’s not sure when the project will wrap up, but asked Morrison police to help with traffic for two days. Drivers should expect delays up to 20 minutes between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. During that time, crews will be removing loose rock from above the north slope of the highway.

CDOT will shut down both directions of Bear Creek Avenue from Highway 8 to the crosswalk light for safety. Drivers on Highway 8 should expect traffic stops.

Police will reroute traffic through Red Rocks Park up to Highway 93 for those traveling north. Motorists can use Highway 8 to Highway 285, over to C470.