Top portion of Mount Evans Highway to close on Sept. 3

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News brief

By Sandy Barnes

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close Colorado 5 at the top portion of the Mount Evans Highway for the season at 8 a.m. Tuesday.   
CDOT closes the 5-mile segment from Summit Lake to the top of Mount Evans the day after Labor Day in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service. 
The remaining 10 miles on Highway 103 from Echo Lake to Summit Lake will remain open until early October unless weather creates adverse driving conditions.   
Information regarding the opening and closing of seasonal highways in Colorado is available on the cotrip.org website or by calling 511. 
Visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon. in the upper right-hand corner to access a list of items available for subscription, including general travel information and seasonal mountain pass closures.