Road restrictions for Cottonwood Pass, Four Mile area

Commercial traffic barred from travel on several Garfield County roads

August 10, 2017

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – New signage is in place warning drivers of travel restrictions on several roads in Garfield County. Semis and other oversized vehicles are barred from traveling over roads that lead to Cottonwood Pass, and in the Four Mile area near Glenwood Springs. These restrictions target commercial vehicles looking to avoid traffic associated with the Grand Avenue Bridge closure, and not local delivery vehicles or residents that live in those areas.

The aforementioned vehicles are permanently prohibited on Red Canyon Road (County Road 115), Colorado Mountain College Road (CR 114), Cattle Creek Road (CR 113), Upper Cattle Creek Road (CR 122), and Crystal Springs Road (CR 103).

“If you come up this way in a commercial vehicle, you’re getting a ticket,” said Garfield County Road and Bridge Director Wyatt Keesbery.

Oversized vehicles are also barred from traveling up Four Mile Road (CR 117), over Dry Park Road (CR 125), Thompson Creek Road (CR 108), and Hardwick Bridge Road (CR 109). The restriction on these roads is only in place during the bridge construction detour, which is in place for roughly 95 days while the existing bridge is removed and its replacement completed.

“These signs are just up for the bridge closure, and then will be taken down,” Keesbery added.

Eagle County also announced a new regulations on roads within its jurisdiction that travel on portions of Cottonwood Pass.