Project Update: US 550/160 CFI Nighttime Work Expected at College Avenue and US 550 Tonight

April 9, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation and Concrete Works of Colorado, Inc. will be conducting nighttime construction work as part of the (CFI) Continuous Flow Intersection project on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at College Avenue and US 550/Camino del Rio.

Lane closures will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the intersection traffic light being turned off at 7:00 p.m. until the early morning hours. Flaggers will be directing traffic during this time period and travelers are asked to please keep speeds down.

The main benefit of a CFI is enhanced traffic flows on US 550 and US 160. The concurrent movements from the CFI increase signal efficiency and provide the opportunity for longer green times for southbound and eastbound traffic. Vehicles turning left from northbound US 550 onto westbound US 160 will utilize a new signal to turn in advance of the current stoplight, cross southbound traffic to a new separated lane, and complete their turn onto US 160 from the new lane. Other benefits include:

  • Improved bicyclist transportation with bike lanes, bike boxes, green pavement markings, signing, and bicycle-capable signal detection
  • Improved pedestrian transportation with median refuges, shortened roadway crossing distance through raised curbed islands and medians, raised crosswalks, signing and rectangular rapid flash beacons

Be Informed and Stay Connected: The best way to stay up-to-date on project progress, traffic impacts and more is to sign up for email and wireless (text) alerts. Go to CDOT's web site at and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Enter your information and choose "US 160/550 Durango" under the "projects" list. If you would like to reach the project information team directly, please call the hotline at 970-238-1669 or email us at [email protected].