Southwest Colorado Highway Guardrail Upgrades

Project Facts

  • Cost: $588,125
  • Contractor: Cruz Construction, Inc.
  • Timeline: March - May 2019
  • Location: Various sections of highway in Southwest Colorado

Crews on this project improved safety by upgrading guardrail along several state and U.S. highways in Montrose, San Miguel, La Plata and Archuleta counties in Southwest Colorado. Work included:

  • removing and replacing guardrail;
  • implementing erosion-control measures; and
  • improving shoulders.

Work was completed in the following order:



CO 141 Various sections between mile points (MP) 18.4 and 89, from Slickrock in San Miguel County to south of the Montrose County/Mesa County line
US 550 Various sections between MP 3.5 and 3.8, in La Plata County, just north of the New Mexico state line
CO 151 Various sections between MP 16.2 and 18.6, in Archuleta County at Arboles
CO 172 Various sections between MP 11.8 and 22.5, in La Plata County, between Ignacio and the junction with US 160 in Durango