Maintenance crews working at various locations along US 160

Travel Advisory

October 6, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists urged to watch for road work activity between Mancos and Durango next week

Montezuma & La Plata Counties — Beginning October 9, the Colorado Department of Transportation will be working at two separate locations along US 160 between Mancos and Durango. Motorists should allow for 15 to 20 minutes of additional travel time, Monday through Friday.

  • Mancos Hill (US 160, MP 62-63): Crews will repair slopes and clear mud slide debris along a 1-mile stretch of US 160 approximately 6 miles east of Mancos. Motorists should plan for 10 to 15 minute delays, flaggers and one-lane alternating traffic between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m each day.
  • Durango (US 160, MP 81-91): Motorists are urged to watch for workers as crews patch potholes at various locations along US 160 and South Camino Del Rio. Beginning at the intersection of Wildcat Canyon (County Road 141) and moving east towards Elmore’s Corner motorists will encounter lane shifts and speed reductions between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m each day.

Crews will work swiftly to complete the road repairs however, maintenance operations are weather dependent and may continue throughout the month of October.

Image of a sign in a construction zone. Sign has text text reading, "Workers on road."
CDOT urges motorists to stay alert and watch for workers along US 160 next week while maintenance crews perform repairs at various locations between Mancos Hill and Elmore’s Corner.

Traffic Impacts

Daytime work hours range from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Motorists can expect full stops and delays and should allow for extra travel time
  • Vehicles will be guided by flagging personnel
  • Drivers should slow down and use extreme caution when approaching and driving through the work zone
  • A speed reduction of 40 mph will be enforced through the work zones

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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