Winter Shutdown for US 160 McCabe Creek Culvert Replacement Project in Pagosa Springs

News Release

December 22, 2021 - Southwestern Colorado

ARCHULETA COUNTY — A planned winter shutdown is now in place for the McCabe Creek culvert replacement project on US 160 in the town of Pagosa Springs. The planned shutdown is necessary to keep the traveling public and crews safe during winter weather conditions.

McCabe Creek Culvert

During the 2021 construction season, crews worked on the replacement of aged metal culverts with new pre-cast concrete box culverts under US 160 at San Juan/Main Street and S. 6th Street. Additionally, riprap lined drainage improvements were worked on to help establish a new downstream channel, allowing for better drainage along the road. Approximately 30% of the work was completed during this first phase of work.

Project Schedule and Travel Impacts During Shutdown

  • All lanes (two westbound, two eastbound) will be open to free flowing traffic on US 160 at the project site. All traffic control devices (cones and barrels) have been picked up for the winter season.
  • 6th St. will remain closed for one block from US 160 to S. 5th St. during the winter shutdown and for the duration of the project

Project Activity Next Season

  • Work will start back up in the spring of 2022 and is expected to be completed by September 2022
  • When work starts back up in the spring of 2022, crews will complete the north half of the box culvert
  • Other work will include concrete work, lighting, guardrail and erosion control including seeding, mulching, and tree/bush planting

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