CDOT begins striping operations in downtown Alamosa and Durango

Travel Advisory

April 20, 2022 - Southwestern Colorado - Nighttime work scheduled on US 160 and US 550

Alamosa & Durango — Work will begin next week to remove and replace concrete striping on US highway 160 in Alamosa and US Highway 550 in Durango. The Colorado Department of Transportation and prime contractor, RoadSafe Traffic Systems have allotted nighttime hours for the work to lessen impacts to the traveling public.

A mile of striping in the center of Alamosa’s downtown on US 160 (6th Street) kicks off the project, between Adams State University and the east end of Main Street, from Mile Points 232.5 to 233.5. Durango will see approximately six miles restriped on US 550 through the city, between Santa Rita Park and Animas View Drive’s north intersection, from MPs 24.14 to 83.34.

The project will benefit the traveling public by providing enhanced markings, specifically on the concrete roadway. New marking tape will be placed into the grooved, recessed channels of the concrete road surface. The installation of the reflective tape into the grooved pavement is especially effective, protecting the stripes from vehicle tires and from maintenance equipment such as plows and brushes.

The striping project is expected to conclude by mid-June, weather permitting. Work will take place in one and a half mile increments.

Travel Impacts

Travelers will encounter the following traffic impacts:

  • Hours of operation will be overnight from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.
  • Alternating one-lane, turn-pocket and shoulder closures are expected through the duration of the project.
  • One lane will remain open at all times to keep traffic flowing.
  • Motorists are urged to keep speeds down in the work zone and adhere to new traffic patterns for the safety of everyone and the protection of vehicles.

Project Information

For additional information about this project, contact the project team:

US 550 US 160 Striping project Durango and Alamosa project maps

Know Before You Go

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:

Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone

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.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • 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!

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