US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon Safety Improvements

Travel Information & Project Website
For information about this Federal Highway Administration project, please go to the project website at Motorists can use project contact information and sign up for updates, including text message alerts.

About the Project

Our goal is to provide more reliable travel times and improve driver safety on US Highway 50 through the Little Blue Creek Canyon, 30 miles east of Montrose and 30 miles west of Gunnison, in Gunnison County, Colorado (from mile points 123 to 127).

Funds are being provided by CDOT and the Federal Lands Access Program

Work to be Completed:

  • build wider shoulders
  • improve roadway alignment
  • stabilize slopes by installing rockfall catchment fence and utilizing other methods 
  • replace guardrail
  • improve sight lines
  • improve safety throughout the canyon corridor
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Project Facts

  • Project Team: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)/Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), CDOT and American Civil Constructors Mountain West.
  • Major Stakeholders:  U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the National Park Service 
  • Official website: