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Colorado Will Move an Entire Highway Because It's Cheaper Than Moving a Boulder

A giant boulder fell on a highway in Colorado a few weeks ago.  And instead of moving the rock, they figured out it'd be cheaper to just MOVE the highway . . . and route it around the boulder.

The boulder weighs 8.5 million pounds and dug an 8-foot ditch into the Colorado highway.  Rerouting the highway will save the state about $200,000.


State to move highway instead of 8.5 million pound rockslide boulder, saving $200,000 | OutThere Colorado

The old saying still applies: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Especially when that lemonade may cost about $200,000 less. On May 24, a massive rockslide dug an eight-foot ditch into Colorado Highway 145, about 12 miles north of Dolores in southwestern Colorado. It's the main route between the Four Corners and the Telluride area.