Night work scheduled for US 550 Camino del Rio, near Town Plaza in Durango

August 30, 2019 - Southwestern Colorado

DURANGO — A private developer/contractor will be performing night work next week on US 550 Camino del Rio, near Town Plaza. Work will take place over two nights, beginning Wednesday, September 4. The work involves the locating of utilities and soil sampling.


  Wednesday (9/4), 6 p.m. to Thursday (9/5), 6 a.m.

  Thursday (9/5), 6 p.m. to Friday (9/6), 6 a.m.

Motorists will encounter lane shifts and lane closures at 1111 Camino del Rio. Drivers are urged to slow down and follow signage and flagging personnel directing traffic through the work zone. Work is expected to be completed by Friday, September 6 at 6 a.m. Although no work is expected to be performed during the day, motorists will still experience traffic shifts due to impacts to the road surface.

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Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:


The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.

  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.

  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

  • Be patient!


Earlier this year, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative takes a systematic, statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated inter-regional express service. Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s inter-modal mobility options.