Three-day closure for through traffic on US 160 in Monte Vista set to begin next week

Travel Advisory

August 18, 2022 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists traveling east and west through Monte Vista will be detoured south of US 160 through city streets

Rio Grande County — The Colorado Department of Transportation announces a temporary, restricted closure of US Highway 160 for through traffic as crews pave Main Street/US 160 from Jefferson Street to Henderson Road in Monte Vista. The three-day closure and paving operations will begin on Mon., Aug. 22 and continue through Wed., Aug. 24. The highway closure will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will reopen at the end of each workday for through traffic.

Local traffic will be able to access all businesses along US 160 within the city of Monte Vista. Drivers should drive with caution through the work zone and pay close attention to traffic control signage, cones, barrels, and flagging personnel.

Controlling the volume of traffic traveling through the city of Monte Vista and its business corridor will allow paving crews to work more quickly and efficiently, therefore minimizing business impacts.

Detour and Traffic Impacts

Motorists traveling east and west through Monte Vista will be detoured south of US 160 through city streets.

  • Eastbound: At the intersection of 1st Avenue and Broadway Street (US 160 and US 285), travelers will turn south onto S. Broadway Avenue (CO 15). Travelers will turn east at 6th Avenue, then travel north on Henderson Road to US 160.
  • Westbound: Travelers will turn south onto Henderson, west on 6Th Avenue, then north on S. Broadway to US 160.

Monte Vista paving closure between the intersections of US 285 and Henderson

Project work hours are daylight hours, Monday through Friday. No weekend work is currently anticipated. Motorists will encounter brief closures with single-lane alternating traffic and should allow for travel delays of up to 15 minutes. Travelers are urged to slow down, use extreme caution, and watch for workers and flagging personnel.

Project Information

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

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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