US 160 Bayfield Commuters Can Expect Delay This Afternoon

Oct. 5, 2017

Travelers on eastbound US Highway 160 can expect a traffic delay between Bayfield and Durango this afternoon as crews pave. This work will continue into the evening.

"Those commuting home toward Bayfield may hit a bit of delay," said Billy McDermott, CDOT maintenance supervisor. "We will have a spotter at Elmore's corner monitoring the traffic queue so we don't plug the intersection for any length of time."

The work was delayed after crews discovered a piece of paving equipment needed to be repaired.

McDermott added that once the equipment was fixed, it was necessary to continue working through the evening.

"We determined it was safer to complete the work rather than leaving a stretch of uneven pavement in the center of the highway."

Travelers are urged to be patient, drive slowly, and watch for work crews and heavy equipment.