CDOT crews to perform weekend repairs on irrigation structure over US 160 near Bayfield

Travel Advisory

January 29, 2020 - Southwestern Colorado - Travelers will encounter a full closure  and be detoured through US 160 Business Bypass/Bayfield Parkway

LA PLATA COUNTY ― The Colorado Department of Transportation will perform repairs on an irrigation structure that crosses above US Highway 160 near Bayfield, between County Roads 502 and 506. Weather permitting, the repair work will require a full highway closure and detour on Saturday, February 8 beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing for much of the day. Work has been scheduled for the weekend to avoid peak commuter traffic volumes.   


  • US 160 westbound and eastbound traffic will be detoured through Bayfield on the US 160 business bypass/Bayfield Parkway. 

  • CR 501 – Through traffic and eastbound turns only, no west bound traffic allowed. 

  • CR 502 - Traffic must turn left onto US 160, no right turns allowed.

  • CR 506 - Traffic must turn right onto US 160, no left turns allowed.

  • Local residential and business traffic will be accommodated.

US 160 Bayfield road closures map on Saturday, Feb. 8 for irrigation structure work at Mile Point 102.5


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:


In early 2019, 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 interregional express service. Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.