Rim Rock Drive

Project Description

This project will include drainage corrections as appropriate including reestablishment of roadside ditches with appropriate rip rap where needed for 4.6 miles of Rim Rock Drive beginning at the east entrance. Areas of possible subgrade problems will be investigated and sub excavation or other treatments completed, as appropriate. The existing pavement will be pulverized and overlaid with new asphalt. Finished pavement elevation along historic stone walls will be evaluated to see if lowering the roadway profile to a more historic elevation is feasible. At the East Entrance Station, concrete stop pads with built-in speed bumps will be placed on both inbound and outbound lanes. The concrete bumper curb around the island will also be replaced.

Key Project Dates

Advertise: Fall 2017
Construction: Fall 2017 – Summer 2018

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Current road conditions

Current road conditions.


Current drainage conditions

Current drainage conditions.

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Project Details
Project # CO FTNP COLM 10(3)
Project Name Rim Rock Drive
Location Mesa County
FLMA Colorado National Monument
Status In Development

Contact Information

Project Manager: James Kerrigan
Phone: 720-963-3362
Email: James.Kerrigan@dot.gov

Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
720-963-3500