CDOT begins ADA ramp enhancements on US 550/US 160 in Durango

March 18, 2019 - Southwestern Colorado - Project to provide enhanced accessibility for all users

LA PLATA COUNTY- A sidewalk and curb ramp improvement project is underway by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in Durango. The project will improve accessibility for the disabled and all pedestrians along US Highways 550 and 160 and is part of an $85 million statewide initiative for communities to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The improvements will provide functional accessibility to all travelers using our state and US highways. The statewide initiative is expected to be completed by the year 2021.

The contractor selected for this $600,000 project is Western Gravel Constructors of Montrose. Crews will work at 10 intersections throughout Durango, installing 19 ADA compliant ramps, to existing ramps and to areas that currently do not have ramps, to bring ramps into compliance with the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) requirements. Work will consist of improvements to curb ramps, curb, gutter, and sidewalk.  The project has an anticipated completion date of July 2019, weather permitting.


Ramp improvements will start on US 550 Durango North Business District and continue to east and west US 160 at the following locations:

  • US 550 North Main Ave/North Business District (MP 21.5-MP 24)

    • 15th Street

    • 18th Street

    • 19th Street

    • 19th Street

    • 20th Street

    • 20th Street

    • 29th Street

    • 33rd Street

    • 35th Street

  • US 160 West of Durango (MP 82.5-83.4)

    • Rosemary Lane

    • Tech Center Drive

  • US 160 East of Durango (MP 86.5)

    • Carbon Junction/Dominguez Drive (Near Durango Motor Company)


Motorists can expect a shoulder/bike lane closure, single lane closures as needed, and some noise associated with construction. Pedestrian access will be accommodated through constriction sites. The project will be in operation Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Those with questions or comments can contact the project team at:

Other CDOT resources include:

ABOUT CDOT: CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices 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, and 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. 

Map of Project location