TRAVEL ALERT: Intersection Safety Improvements to be made at US 160 and Bayfield Parkway

June 23, 2017 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - LA PLATA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be working next week at the intersection of US Highway (US) 160 and Bayfield Parkway.

 Crews will be adding a westbound dedicated left-hand turn lane onto Bayfield Parkway, located on the west end of the town. The work will take place Monday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Earlier this week crews removed rumble strips from the roadway in this area, to ready the surface for new lane striping.

“The intersection has seen an increase in traffic because of the recent bridge replacement project within the town of Bayfield,” said Ronnie Medina, Traffic Striping and Signing Supervisor. “Drivers heading westbound on US 160 have been experiencing difficulty when attempting a left-hand turn onto Parkway, especially when there is traffic quickly coming up behind that turning vehicle.  With fresh striping and a lane shift, we’ll now have a dedicated left turn lane and a dedicated westbound through lane, making this intersection much safer.”

TRAVEL IMPACTS:  The traveling public can expect brief delays while traveling through the work zone.  

Drivers will experience lane shifts and single-lane, alternating traffic in either direction. Motorists will be guided by flaggers and/or pilot cars. Delays of 5 to 15 minutes are possible. The public is advised to allow for extra traveling time. The work should be completed in one day, Monday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

STAY INFORMED:  Road and weather conditions are available by dialing 511, 303-639-1111, or visiting To sign up to receive project information and/or lane closure updates on state highways in the area of your choice, visit CDOT’s website at and choose the envelope icon at the bottom of the page. Or, to see CDOT’s lane closure reports for projects statewide, visit