US 160/US 550 CFI Project Update

August 1, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Final signal work and striping underway; City of Durango’s sculpture now in place

Durango, CO – In the next two weeks as the US 160/US 550 Continuous Flow Intersection project comes to an end, which is scheduled for mid-August, CDOT and contractor Concrete Works of Colorado will be incorporating the final signal and road striping configurations. The temporary 8-foot lanes currently in place on US 160 will be reconfigured to 11 feet in the final phase of construction. Additionally, motorists traveling eastbound on US 160 can now utilize the improved turn-lanes at the CFI intersection: two dedicated left-turn lanes and one dedicated right-turn lane (previously, there were only two in-bound lanes:  one for left turns and another shared for both left and right turns). Please note, there will still be lane closures for continuing work on US 160 west (see below).

New to the intersection is “Arc of History,” a sculpture by Tom Holmes, selected through the City of Durango’s recent public art project. The sculpture placement is part of CDOT’s statewide practice of working with cities and counties on their locally selected and funded art projects and roadside beautification in state right of way. The City will also be providing the landscaping for the new raised medians at a later date.

Travel impacts from Saturday, August 2 through Friday, August 8:

  • Saturday Closure:  Northbound US 160/550 from Santa Rita to the CFI intersection: weather dependent, on Saturday morning, August 2, starting at 6:00 a.m., both lanes will be fully closed for a period of at least several hours. Alternate routes are advised.

  • Evening Work Anticipated All Week after 6:30 p.m.

  • US 160 and US 550: Median and single-lane closures and two-lane shifts throughout the week, all directions, during non-peak travel times from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and after 6:30 PM., weekdays, and anytime during the weekend.

  • Side Streets (from CFI intersection to 9th Street): Minimal and intermittent impacts as crews finalize striping and signage.

  • US 160, Tech Center to the CFI Intersection: Expect lane, median and turn-lane closures: westbound, any time; expect single-lane closures eastbound during non-peak travel times from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and after 6:30 PM, weekdays, as well as anytime during the weekend.

  • Roosa Avenue: Expect northbound lane closures during day and evening hours – there will be no left turns from eastbound US 160 onto Roosa Ave.

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: