Westbound SH 92 TRAFFIC DETOUR for US 50 Intersection Reconstruction

October 22, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Maverik Convenience Store work on SH-92 to improve the intersection with US 50 - Between US 50 and Crawford Avenue.

DELTA – The intersection of US 50 and SH 92 is currently being improved to provide dual westbound left-turn lanes and access to property on the northeast corner. The highway project is fully funded by Maverik, Inc. The Colorado Department of Transportation issued an access permit for the project after coordination with the City of Delta. The intersection widening and traffic signal improvements were necessary to provide turn lanes that make the intersection safer and to reduce the impact on state highway traffic.  Hudspeth & Associates of Englewood, Co., was selected by Maverik to complete the intersection project.

During the project, which is scheduled for completion on November 11, there will be a detour in place—24/7—for westbound motorists on SH 92 wanting to continue west or go south at the intersection with US 50.

“It is important for westbound travelers on SH 92 between Crawford Ave. and US 50 to use the posted alternate route if they want to continue west across the intersection or turn left (towards Delta),” said Project Engineer Skip Hudson, of TurnKey Consulting.

DETOUR ROUTE: The detour route for these movements will be SH 92 to Grand Ave. to 3rd Street to US 50.  Traffic planning to continue north on US 50 (towards Grand Junction) will be able to remain on SH 92 through the work zone and make a right turn at the intersection of SH 92 and US 50.

The work zone and temporary detour route will be controlled by flaggers in order to minimize delays in all directions. There could be travel delays on westbound SH 92 during the peak travel times of this three-week period.

“Various work plan and detour options were evaluated to identify the option that would have the least impact on motorists in Delta,” Hudson said. “Other options would have created delays and detours for a longer period of time.”

For project questions and comments, the public may call Skip Hudson, PE, TurnKey Consulting LLC, (970) 314-4888 .To get information on CDOT projects, motorists may call 511 from anywhere in the state or log onto www.coloradodot.info. Better yet, sign up to receive email and text messages by going to CDOT’s web site and clicking the green phone icon in the right-hand corner.