US 160 /491 Passing Lanes Addition

Project Facts

  • Cost: $11.2 million
    In March 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe a $2 million TIGER grant to help pay for the project.
  • Contractor: Oldcastle SW Group, Inc.
  • Timeline: May 2019 through December 2019
  • Location: US 160/US 491 north of Towaoc, between mile points 27.75 and 29.75 in Montezuma County

This project—in Montezuma County, north of Towaoc—has improved safetywith the construction of alternating passing lanes (one in each direction) and vehicle turn-outs between mile points (MP) 27.75 and 29.75.

The work included:

  • realignment of County Road (CR) A and CR B;
  • the permanent closure of CR 21;
  • installing a water line;
  • providing greater structural integrity to an existing wooden structure;
  • installing guardrail and guardrail end-sections;
  • fencing and seeding; and
  • adding striping.

By adding lanes and vehicle turnouts, this work has enhanced safety and mobility for those traveling on this two-lane highway.


Schedule & Travel Impacts

  • No further impacts