FASTER-Funded Safety Improvements Underway on US 160 at Vista/Meadows, Just West of Pagosa Springs

March 28, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - ARCHULETA COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun a project to improve the safety of the intersection at US 160 and Vista Boulevard/Meadows Drive west of Pagosa Springs (mile point 138, about a mile west of town; another intersection safety-improvement project is also underway at Hurt Drive, between MPs 131 and 134, further west.)

The work, contracted to Crossfire LLC for $1.2 million, is scheduled for completion in late June 2014.

The safety improvements, funded through FASTER,* involve adding left-turn lanes from US 160 onto Meadows Drive on the south and Vista Boulevard on the north. The work will also include minor roadway widening, roadside slope flattening, paved shoulder widening to eight feet and paved approaches from Vista/Meadows.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Through the project’s completion in late June, motorists are likely to encounter single-lane, alternating traffic from 8 a.m. to sundown, Monday through Friday. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone!

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*FASTER (Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) was established by the Colorado General assembly via Senate Bill 09-108 to fund the repair of Colorado’s structurally deficient bridges and make safety improvements to Colorado’s key corridors.