US 160 and US 550 in Durango: Concrete Rehabilitation

Lane Closures: April 21 - May 1

  • Fri – Sun, April 21 - 23:  Starting Fri night at 6 PM through Sun morning at 9 AM, on US 550/Camino del Rio, there will be no turns onto or off of 14th St or Main Ave; NB US 550/Camino del Rio will be reduced to one lane at the intersection. 

  • Sun, April 23:  NO WORK (24/7 bridge lane closure still in effect). 

  • Mon, April 24: 9 AM - 4 PM, work continues (as above for April 21-23) at intersection of US 550 and 14th St/Main Ave. 

  • Mon - Fri, April 24 - 28: For the week of the April 24 – 28, from 9 AM – 9 PM concrete surface grinding on US 550 between the Double Tree and Animas View Dr - this is a mobile operation; same operations and work hours on US 160 West, from Tech Center Dr to Double Tree, with temporary, limited left-hand turn movements possible - please find a safe alternate route to reach your destination if necessary; finally, there will be ADA corner curb ramp work affecting intersections at NE/SE corners of 29th, SE corner of 30th, NW and SW corners of 31st; all access open but altered temporarily.

  • Fri – Mon, April 28 - May 1:  -  Starting Fri Night, Apr. 28 at 6 PM to Mon, May 1 at 6 PM - Curb repair work at the SW corner of US 550 at 14th St (from Burger King to Power House, access will stay open), right lane and sidewalk closed.

  • Now through late April, 24/7 - Bridge over Junction Creek, near Durango High School, southbound lanes reduced to a single lane.

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Project Facts

  • Contractor(s): Acme Concrete Paving, of Spokane, Wash.

In early March 2017, crews will begin a project to rehabilitate the concrete surface of US Highways (US) 160 and 550 through Durango. The project will go through Durango's main business corridor, beginning at Tech Center Drive on US 160, just west of the US 160/550 intersection, and end at Animas View Drive (at 3800 Main Ave.) on US 550 north of Durango.

The project is expected to last approximately three months, with the intent of completing work by the latter part of May, in time for Memorial Day holiday weekend travel.

Traffic Impacts

See weekly travel impacts for this project, as well as others in Southwest Colorado.

Feb. 23, 2017, Public Open House

See the meeting presentation.

Key points presented at the open house included the benefits and anticipated impacts of the project:

  • Prolonging the life of the current concrete pavement

  • Enhancing the safety of the highway

  • Improving roadway smoothness

  • Restoring skid resistance of the pavement surface

  • Replacing and patching damaged concrete pavement

  • Removing conflicting stripe shadows

  • Installing new pavement markings with bike lanes

  • Project phasing and resulting travel impacts

  • Night work plans
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