Rockfall at Bondad Hill - US 550 South of Durango

June 9, 2016 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - YESTERDAY, (Wed June 9): At approximately 5:30 p.m. yesterday, CDOT crews received call about rocks on the road on US 550 about 5 miles south of Durango. CDOT crews determined a rock slide had taken place at MM 6 known as Bondad Hill.

Crews were able to remove the smaller debris and maintain two-lane traffic (north and south bound). The north bound climbing lane, closest to the cliff was closed all night  and remains closed. 

TODAY (Thurs, June 9): CDOT crews plan to drill and blast the rocks today, in order to more easily remove the debris from the roadway.   The road is expected to be completely open by the end of the day and for the weekend.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Two-lane traffic will remain open for north and south bound travel, but motorists should use caution, follow signage and slow down in the work area. Sometime after 12:00 noon, today, crews will blast the larger pieces of stone in order to move the rock off the roadway. At that time traffic will be stopped for approximately 15 min.