Cottonwood Pass West Side
Construction is occurring on Cottonwood Pass (both east and west sides) in 2019. Refer to the Overview Page for the latest road closure information.
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 propose improvements to 12.5 miles of Cottonwood Pass Road. The improvements include widening, realignment, and paving the road. The standard typical cross-section of the road will consist of two, 11-foot wide travel lanes and 1-foot wide paved shoulders for a total width of 24 feet. The project will also be designed to provide a minimum 7-foot clear zone and additional rock fall ditch capacity.
For an overview of both projects, visit: http://cottonwood-co.dot.gov/
Key Project Dates
Advertise: Winter 2016
Construction: Spring 2017 – Summer 2019
Existing road near summit.
Existing road at western limit.
|Project #||CO FLAP 209(1)|
|Project Name||Cottonwood Pass West Side|
|FLMA||Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests|
Project Manager: James Herlyck
Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228