US 50 Delta Intersection Improvements

About the Project

Starting June 22, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Mountain Valley Contracting will begin work on the US Highway 50 and Colorado Highway 92 Delta Intersection Project. Throughout the project, construction will take place on US 50 from Confluence Drive to 2nd Street, and on CO 92 from US 50 to Grand Avenue.

Motorists should plan for a significant detour, lasting one day, on the first day of construction. Please see below for additional travel impacts.

Work throughout the project consists of adding a second left-turn lane from southbound US 50 to eastbound CO 92, concrete pavement, storm drain pipe replacement, traffic signal replacement, overhead sign structure removal, new signage, and striping. The project will also include installation of a continuous raised median near City Market on US 50 and near Meeker Street on CO 92, in conformance with the City of Delta Access Control Plan. 

Businesses will always have at least one ingress/egress at all times throughout the duration of the project.  

Temporary closures of secondary accesses may occur, but all business accesses will have signage to ensure each business has at least one ingress/egress at all times. Upon completion of the project, the City Market direct access to US50 WB will be limited to Right In/Right out. City Market customers wanting to access WB US50 will still be able to get to WB US50 by exiting City Market’s lot onto Confluence Drive and then turning left onto US50 The same is true for Meeker Street access to SH92. 

These median changes are being implemented for traffic safety to limit conflicting left turn movements crossing multiple lanes of traffic.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $2.9 million
  • Contractor: Mountain Valley Contracting (MVC) Inc.
  • Timeline: June 2020 - April 2021
  • Location: Main St. (US 50) and Ute St. at off ramp, moving Southbound on Main St. to E 2nd St.

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US 50 Delta Project Map

Work Schedule

  • Work is scheduled to begin on June 22 and is expected to last until late January 2021. Normal working hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Travel Impacts

  • The Confluence Drive bypass route is recommended during construction
    • Expect daily temporary lane closures, detours, and lane shifts during work hours to shift traffic around
      work zones
    • Eastbound and Westbound US 50 through traffic must use the Confluence Dr. Detour
  • Expect intermittent flagging during construction
  • All businesses will have at least one public ingress/egress point at all times during construction.
  • Additional detours will be in place later in the project.
  • Night work is also anticipated and will be necessary for removal of overhead signs, installation of new signal pole mast arms, and culvert installation.