Traffic signal repair at US 160 and Hot Springs Boulevard, intersection in Pagosa Springs rescheduled

Travel Advisory

May 22, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists will encounter flaggers and traffic delays Wednesday, May 24

Archuleta County — The Colorado Department of Transportation will work to replace and install new traffic signal electrical components at the intersection of US 160 and Hot Springs Boulevard, this Wednesday, May 24. Motorists are advised that the signal will not be operational and traffic will be guided by flagging personnel. Those traveling through Pagosa Springs should allow themselves extra travel time as significant daytime delays can be expected due to slower speeds.

The repair was originally planned for Tuesday but has been pushed back a day to avoid adverse weather conditions.

Traffic Impacts

Plan for lengthy daytime traffic delays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 24.

  • The intersection will be controlled by flaggers as the traffic signal will not be operational
  • Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction

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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