US 160 closure to begin tomorrow in Alamosa

Travel Advisory

October 16, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - Daytime detour for eastbound traffic between Ross Avenue and State Avenue (Oct. 17 through 19).

Alamosa County — The Colorado Department of Transportation implements a planned three-day road closure on US 160 (Sixth Street) set to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The detour will be in place each day from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. while demolition work takes place on a local hotel. The Sixth Street closure points are located on either side of the project site, at Ross Avenue and State Avenue.

During daytime hours, motorists should plan to follow the approved detour route along Ross Avenue, Eighth Street and State Avenue. The detour will remain in place through Thursday, Oct.19 at 5 p.m.

Traffic Impacts & Detour Route

Motorists traveling eastbound on US 160 (Sixth Ave) will encounter daytime closures between Ross Avenue and State Avenue (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.). During evening hours, US 160 will be back open to one-lane traffic.

  • West closure point is located at Ross Avenue and US 160
  • East closure point is located at State Avenue and US 160
  • Eastbound motorists will be guided by signage and flaggers along the detour route; Ross Avenue, Eighth Street and State Avenue
  • Traffic headed westbound on US 160 (Main Street) will not be impacted by the closure

The purpose of this three-day closure is to increase pedestrian and motorist safety while demolition of the Walsh Hotel takes place.

US 160 sixth street in Alamosa detour map
Map of the daytime detour that will be in place (Oct., 17 through 19) in Alamosa. Between 7 a.m and 5 p.m., motorists traveling eastbound on US 160 will be detoured south on Ross Ave., east on 8th St., and north on State Ave. The highway closure is located on US 160 (6th St.) between Ross Ave., and State Ave.

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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