Labonte Canyon Road in Medicine Bow National Forest

Project Description

A large diameter culvert was damaged in a heavy precipitation event in 2016. The damaged culvert was replaced with a new, larger culvert, designed to meet fish passage requirements. The new culvert is a metal (aluminum) box-style culvert with headwalls and wingwalls at the inlet and outlet. It is about 19 feet wide by 40 feet long. The bottom of the culvert was filled with about 2 feet of rock and cobbles to mimic the natural stream bottom. Some riprap was also placed on the streamside of the wingwalls to protect them from high flows.

Key Project Dates

Advertise: Summer 2017
Construction: Summer – Fall 2017

Project Photos

Damaged culvert

Damaged culvert.


Completed crossing of Labonte Creek

Completed crossing of Labonte Creek.

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Project Details
Project # WY ERFO MEDICINE BOW 658(1)
Project Name Labonte Canyon Road
Location Albany County
FLMA Medicine Bow National Forest
Status Completed

Contact Information

Project Manager: Justin Henwood
Phone: 720-963-3432
Email: Justin.Henwood@dot.gov

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