Intersection at US 160 and CO 17 is nearing completion

December 11, 2020 - Southwestern Colorado

ALAMOSA — The Colorado Department of Transportation and crews with prime contractor, Concrete Works of Colorado, have completed repaving operations at the intersection of US Highway 160 and CO Highway 17. Also completed is the installation of concrete caissons, signal light poles and heads, plus the signal’s mast arm for the new traffic configuration. Currently, electrical work is underway with the anticipation of the new signal being in full functioning mode as early as next week, weather dependent.  

The new traffic signal replaces a stop sign that was previously at the intersection. The new signal will include universal push buttons and indicators for pedestrians. Curb ramps have also been constructed in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which has been a statewide initiative for CDOT since 2018. 

A primary goal of the project has been full-depth reconstruction of the intersection including several feet of the approaches in all four directions. Deteriorating asphalt was removed and upgraded with concrete pavement. Additionally, a new storm sewer system was built to improve drainage. 

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