Partial Closure of US160 at Denver Avenue in Alamosa Planned

August 16, 2016 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Alternate Route Suggested for Westbound Traffic, Wide Loads Restricted

ALAMOSA – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin work at the intersection of Denver Ave. and US Highway 160 (US 160) on Monday, August 22. Because crews will be removing concrete pavement in the center lane and adding a raised median, motorists will experience a partial closure of westbound US 160 for the duration of the week. The work is part of a multi-community signalization improvement project throughout southwest and south-central Colorado.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS: Starting Monday, August 22 at 7 a.m. through Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m., the partial closure of US 160, alternately known as Main St., will affect the traffic attempting to exit southbound and northbound Denver Ave. onto westbound US 160, as well as through traffic traveling on US 160. This closure will primarily affect through traffic traveling west on US 160/ Main St.

CDOT officials recommend that anyone trying to get onto westbound US 160/ Main Street from the area between the Rio Grande and Denver Ave. will need to travel south on La Due Ave., turn right on 7th St., and right again on Hunt St., where they will encounter US 160/ Main St. after driving two blocks. Motorists attempting to exit southbound and northbound Denver Ave. onto westbound US 160/ Main St. may do so via the lane shift within the construction zone.

Wide loads are restricted from travelling through the work zone. Motorists are asked to reduce their travel speeds to 35 mph through the construction zone.    

The closures will allow construction crews to safely install a raised concrete median along US 160 at Denver Avenue. The partial closure of the intersection will be in place until the evening of Friday, August 26. The signalization project with single lane closures on US 160 will continue throughout southwestern and south-central Colorado into fall 2016.

"Our focus with this project is to upgrade the safety and efficiency of this highway for motorists and the people of Alamosa, in particular,” said CDOT Transportation and Safety Resident Engineer, Thomas Humphrey. "We’ve worked closely with the contractor to determine the least disruptive approach to this closure, while still maintaining driver safety on the road."

ABOUT THE PROJECT: This CDOT signalized intersections improvement project is replacing light signals at various locations in nine southwestern Colorado cities throughout the summer. This project is part of CDOT’s traffic signal capital replacement program and includes the replacement of traffic signal heads, as well as traffic striping and installation of concrete traffic signal pads.

The project started in June 2016 and is scheduled for completion in October 2016.  CS Construction of Phoenix, Az. is the contractor for this $1 million project.

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