CDOT Delta Intersection Project on US 50 and CO 92 begins June 22

Travel Advisory

June 15, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado

DELTA - Starting June 22, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Mountain Valley Contracting will begin work on the US Highway 50 and Colorado Highway 92 Delta Intersection Project. Throughout the project, construction will take place on US 50 from Confluence Drive to 2nd Street, and on CO 92 from US 50 to Grand Avenue.

Motorists should plan for a significant detour, lasting one day, on the first day of construction. Please see below for additional travel impacts.

Work throughout the project consists of adding a second left-turn lane from southbound US 50 to eastbound CO 92, concrete pavement, storm drain pipe replacement, traffic signal replacement, overhead sign structure removal, new signage and striping. The project will also include installation of a continuous raised median near City Market on US 50 and near Meeker Street on CO 92, in conformance with the City of Delta Access Control Plan.

The second left-turn lane, from southbound US 50 to eastbound CO 92, will allow more vehicles through the intersection. This will help prevent a line of vehicles extending north onto nearby railroad tracks. The raised median near City Market will provide additional safety by preventing left-turn accidents.


Work is scheduled to begin on June 22 and is expected to last until late January 2021. Normal working hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


  • Thru traffic on US 50 (both directions) is encouraged to use Confluence Drive to bypass construction during the project.

  • On the afternoon of Monday, June 22, there will be a detour for westbound traffic from CO 92 onto northbound US 50 (towards Grand Junction). The detour will guide westbound traffic through the intersection with US 50 onto 1st Street, right onto Palmer Street, then a right on Confluence Drive. Motorists can continue to the intersection with US 50, for traveling north or south, or use this detour to access City Market and nearby services. 

  • Additional detours will be in place later in the project.

  • Night work is also anticipated and will be necessary for removal of overhead signs, installation of new signal pole mast arms, and culvert installation.  

    Map showing project start and end locations along US 52 and CO 92

June 22 detour - Delta intersection - as of 6-11.JPG


To sign up for traffic and email updates, please contact the project public information manager via email, phone, or text.


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.

  • Don’t drive distracted. Don’t use mobile devices such as phones while driving.

  • 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!


Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO and practice social distancing, wear face masks, stay at home when possible, and avoid nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.


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 inter-regional express service. Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s multimodal mobility options.