US 550 south of Durango: Paving project set for next week

Travel Advisory

July 15, 2021 - Southwestern Colorado

LA PLATA COUNTY ― The Colorado Department of Transportation will perform paving operations next week on US Highway 550, just south of La Plata County Road 302, mile points 10 - 11.5. The three-day road maintenance operations will take place Tuesday through Thursday (July 20 - 23), from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists will encounter full stops, lane shifts and one-lane alternating traffic guided by flagging personnel. Travelers can expect up to 15 minute delays and should allow themselves extra travel time. A speed reduction of 40 MPH will be in place and drivers should slow down and use extreme caution when approaching and driving through the work zone. Motorists are urged to be aware of work crews and heavy equipment.

US 550 S. of Durango Paving Project Map

Know Before You Go

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts, anticipated travel impacts, and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include: