Highway 3 in Durango set for week-long closure

Travel Advisory

May 7, 2020 - Southwestern Colorado - Crews to clean up fallen rock accumulated behind barriers

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close Highway 3 during daylight working hours in south Durango for several days next week. Beginning Sun., May 10, crews will perform rock clean up behind the concrete barriers along the east side of the road, cliffside. A significant amount of fallen rock has accumulated behind the concrete barriers making it necessary to remove the excess debris. 

Travel Impacts

Work will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday through Friday, May 10-15. During these hours Highway 3 will be completely closed to through traffic, both motor vehicles and bicycles. Through traffic should use the alternate route of U.S. Highway 160/550, Santa Rita Drive and E. Eighth Avenue. Access to businesses on Highway 3 and Sawmill Road will be maintained from the north end of Highway 3. Trail users should be aware there will be no access to Carbon Junction trailhead between 9 am — 3 pm.

CO 3 Rockfall clean up map in Durango

Travel Information

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: