Junction Creek Bridge to be Repaired on US 550 Durango Business Corridor

Junction Creek Bridge Repairs

DURANGO—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) advises travelers in the Durango area that travel on US Highway 550/North Main Avenue near Durango High School is limited to one lane northbound and southbound. Damage was discovered in the southbound lanes on the Junction Creek bridge deck while crews were replacing a panel of concrete above the bridge.

The work was being done in preparation of the rehabilitation and surface treatment project of US highways 160 and 550. The bridge is just south of the high school, between 22nd and 24th streets.

CDOT is assessing the damage, and crews will begin repair work of the bridge deck as soon as possible. Repair work is expected to take approximately three to four weeks. Traffic has been moved away from the damage to the center lanes to ensure driver safety.

Traffic Impacts

  • Traffic at the Junction Creek bridge (between 22nd and 24th street) is reduced to one lane northbound and southbound.

  • The south entrance to Durango High School is closed to all traffic.

  • All high school traffic should use the 24th Street entrance to Durango High School.

Pedestrian traffic over the bridge will be maintained. Pedestrians should remain on the sidewalk and avoid all coned-off areas of the work zone.


This concrete rehabilitation and surface treatment project extends along US 160 and 550 through Durango. The project limits lie between Tech Center Drive on US 160 west and Animas View Drive on north Main.

From 5 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, motorists will encounter work in various areas along the corridor. Some Sundays and some overnight closures may be implemented through May 26.

On Monday, March 6, CDOT and contractor, Acme Concrete Paving of Spokane, Wash., began the highway improvement project on US 160/550. The project, estimated at $6 million, is expected to last approximately three months, with the intent of completing the work before the Memorial Day holiday weekend

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