Gunnison County Road 12 at Kebler Pass, about four miles west of Crested Butte, will be closed for two-hour periods between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from now through mid-October. The road closures will occur at the winter trailhead outside of Crested Butte on the east end of the project and at Splains Gulch on the west side of the project.
Motorists who may be starting their travel from Delta may consider the more southern route of US Highway 50 to reach Crested Butte, instead of trying to cut across Kebler Pass Road.
Travelers should expect up to two-hour delays. Waiting traffic (one direction at a time) will be allowed to pass through the construction area every two hours, in order to accomplish increments of work. After approximately 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. the road will be open for through traffic.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.