Camino del Rio improvements start back up after winter shutdown

Travel Advisory

April 1, 2022 - Southwestern Colorado

La Plata County — The Colorado Department of Transportation, with Morton Electric, will begin work next week after a winter shutdown of the US 550 Camino del Rio improvement project in Durango. Work activity will include the mobilization of crews and equipment beginning Monday, April 4. Trench work will also require a lane closure at the 12th Street intersection and crosswalk near Durango Joe’s Coffee Shop.

Travel Impacts

  • Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Motorists should be aware of intermittent lane closures and lane shifts both northbound and southbound throughout the corridor and at 9th Street and 12th Street intersections.
  • Pedestrians can expect sidewalk closures.
  • Motorists are urged to obey speed reductions and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained, but may be temporarily altered.
  • The project is expected to be completed by mid July.
  • The construction schedule is subject to change based on weather/unforeseen circumstances.

Project Contact Information

About the Project

This project will replace traffic signals, update curb ramps and install concrete medians on Camino del Rio (US Highway 550) near Town Plaza in Durango. Signal replacement locations are at two intersections on Camino del Rio at 9th Street and 12th Street. New curb ramps and the installation of concrete medians will be at various locations of Camino del Rio between 8th Street and 14th Street. The project will improve traffic flow, efficiency and safety for both pedestrians and vehicles at these intersections along Camino del Rio, a heavily used corridor by local residents and visitors to the area.

US 550 Camino del Rio project map