US 160/550 Frontage Road Access Closure at East Turner Drive

April 18, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Mercury Village Access Work to Close East Frontage Road Access; mall, theater access at Sawyer Drive remains open.

DURANGO – As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation access permit for the new Mercury Village in Bodo, the US 160/550 exit to the east-side Frontage Road at East Turner Drive will close this Monday, April 22, at 8:30 a.m. Mercury Payment System’s contractor, Okland Construction, is reconstructing the second phase of the new “right-in/right-out” alignment for traffic using this intersection, which lies just south of the Storyteller Theaters & the Durango Mall.

The right-turn access to eastbound East Turner Drive will open on Monday May 6. During the closure, work and traffic impacts will involve the following:

  • The two northbound lanes of US 160/550 will be shifted around the work zone at East Turner Drive; the speed limit will be reduced to 40 MPH for the duration of this lane shift;
  • To implement this lane shift, northbound traffic will be temporarily reduced to one lane on the morning of April 22 only so that temporary striping can be placed;
  • For the two-week duration of this Phase 2 construction, access to the mall and theater will only be available at the mall’s main entrance at Sawyer Drive;
  • Beginning Monday, May 6, the new East Turner Drive access can be used to get to the mall via Trans-Lux Drive (as well as Sawyer Drive, as always);
  • Traffic leaving the mall back to US 160/550 will continue to use only Sawyer Drive until Phase 3 construction of the westbound (outgoing) East Turner Drive access to the highway is opened; this is expected to be completed by mid-June.

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