Part of the road to Elkhead Reservoir slid off the hillside it's built on earlier this year, reducing about 50 feet of the road to one lane for both directions of traffic.

Photo by Collin Smith

Part of the road to Elkhead Reservoir slid off the hillside it's built on earlier this year, reducing about 50 feet of the road to one lane for both directions of traffic.

Officials to discuss damaged road

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Part of the road to Elkhead Reservoir slid off the hillside it's built on earlier this year, reducing about 50 feet of the road to one lane for both directions of traffic. The portion that is damaged is part of Routt County Road 86, less than a mile after Moffat County Road 29 ends.

Routt County road and bridge officials plan to speak to the Moffat County Commission at its Aug. 11 meeting about the issue

Comments

als362 5 years, 1 month ago

Someone needs to do something about this section of road and soon. This section of roadway has been sliding every spring with the run off for as long as I can remember. This year is the worst damage. I have told many county officials, commissioners and others, from both Routt and Moffat counties, that the only way to prevent this road from sliding in the future is to move the creek away from the base of the road. Each spring the run off erodes the base of the hill this road is built on and soon the road develops cracks and slides. This, to me is the only solution to fixing this section of road permanently, before someone ends up sliding down with the road and drowns in the creek because they cannot get out of their vehicle.

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