US 50 Traffic Signals project starts May 2

April 29, 2016 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Right turn lane and shoulder closures are expected
MONTROSE – Construction will commence May 2, 2016, on the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) traffic signal replacement project at three locations on US Highway 50 (US 50) and US 550 in Montrose. This project is a result of the CDOT Traffic Signal Capital Replacement program.
Work will include the replacement of signal poles, mast arms and signal heads, as well as improvement of the signal detection system. The project will occur at the intersections of US 550 at S. 7th Street, S. 12th Street, and on US 50 at LaSalle Road, and is expected to be complete by August 2016.

“The new loop detection system will improve the operation of the signals and will save on maintenance costs down the road,” says CDOT Project Engineer, David Oldham, “This is a great new feature that will improve traffic flow through the corridor.”

TRAFFIC IMPACTS: Motorists can expect right turn lane and shoulder closures, Monday through Friday, during daytime hours. At least one lane of traffic will remain open at all times throughout the duration of the project. Sidewalks and business access may be impacted.

CS Construction of Phoenix, AZ., was awarded the $1 million bid for this project.

Contact the Project Team

For project updates or questions please contact the Public Information Team at 970-964-9534, or email [email protected]