US 160/550 CFI Lane Now Open, Motorists Should Use Extra Caution in Work Zone and Maintain 35 MPH Speeds

July 2, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/Region 5 - Work is complete for this week – no lane closures Thurs through Sun for holiday weekend

DURANGO – CDOT and contractor Concrete Works of Colorado opened the Continuous Flow left-turn lane—from northbound US 550 onto westbound US 160—on Monday night, June 30, as reported. Motorists began using the new signal and left-turn lane early Tuesday morning, crossing over at the new signal, which is about 500 feet south of the US 160/550 intersection signal.

Crews are done for the week, getting off the road before the busy holiday weekend. The work zone is expected to be very busy next week, however, as the project team focuses on completing the raised islands and medians as quickly as possible. Motorists should use caution when approaching the intersection, particularly when using the new signal and turn lane, and maintain the posted speed limit of 35 mph.

Travel impacts for the week of Saturday, July 5, through Saturday, July 12:

  • Roosa Avenue: Northbound closed 24/7 for the week – no left turns from eastbound US 160.
  • US 160 West: Single-lane closures and/or lane shifts for through lanes in both directions west of the US 550/160 intersection from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays
  • US 550 (Camino del Rio) North and Southbound: Single-lane closures and/or lane shifts (south of College Drive) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays

HOW TO GET PROJECT AND CFI INFORMATION: For questions regarding the project, the public can call the public information line at (970) 238-1669. 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]. More information on this and other CFI projects is located here: