Colorado Will Move an Entire Highway Because It’s Cheaper Than Moving a Boulder
A few weeks ago, there was a massive rockslide in southwest Colorado and a giant boulder fell onto Highway 145.
The highway is still down to one lane because of the 8.5 million pound boulder.
So the state just figured out a solution: Instead of moving the rock, it'll actually be cheaper to move the entire highway.
It would've cost about $1.5 million to blast the boulder, move the pieces, and then repair the road, but it'll only cost $1.3 million to just rebuild the road.
So now they're going to rebuild that section of the highway and route it around the boulder.
Read more at Out There Colorado.