US 160 Signal Improvements in Pagosa Springs

Project Facts
  • Cost: $1.5 million
  • Contractor: Bixby Electric
  • Timeline: March - May 2020
  • Location: US 160 in Pagosa Springs, US 160 and Lewis Street, US 160 and Pinon, US 160 and Hot Springs Blvd.

About the Project

In March 2020, crews will begin intersection signal improvements at three intersections: US 160 in Pagosa Springs at Pinon Causeway, Lewis St., and Hot Springs Blvd.

Crews will be removing and replacing outdated equipment, installing new traffic signals, vehicle detection systems, and pedestrian movement systems. Based on increased traffic volumes and the intersections being located in the busy business corridor of Pagosa Springs, CDOT recommended replacement of the signals to improve the safety and efficiency for all users. This includes multi-modal improvements for motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians including push buttons with pedestrian specific signal phasing. In addition to improving safety, the upgrades will help improve traffic flow.

Proposed Work Schedule

  • Work on US 160 is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 2. Work is expected to be completed by the end of May 2020.
  • Work will begin at US 160 and Pinon Causeway, with staggering construction start-ups at the intersections of Lewis Street and Hot Springs Boulevard every two to three weeks. Work will occur simultaneously at the intersections through the end of May.  
  • Normal work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Some night work will be performed during this project.

Traffic Impacts

  • All pedestrians and motorized vehicles should expect travel impacts throughout the construction project. 
  • Motorists should be aware of lane closures and lane shifts in the intersections. 
  • Motorists are urged to obey speed reductions and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone. 
  • Detailed information will be disseminated on a weekly basis and updated when more significant impacts are expected.

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