Projects

US 160 and US 550 in Durango: Concrete Rehabilitation

Project Facts

  • Location: Tech Center Drive on US 160 west and Animas View Drive on US 550 (North Main)
  • Contractor(s): Acme Concrete Paving, of Spokane, Wash.
  • Cost: $6 million
  • Project Highlights:  Open House Presentation 

On Monday, March 6, 2017, crews began this highway-improvement project on US Highway (US) 160/US 550 through Durango. The work is scheduled for completion by early June, with a break during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Crews will rehabilitate the concrete on US 160 and 550 through town and north Durango. The project team also will construct wheelchair accessible ramps at several key intersections, in partnership with the City of Durango.

Ramp Construction Locations:

  • 21st Street: All four corners
  • 26th Street: Northwest corner only
  • 29th Street: Southwest, southeast and northeast corners only
  • 30th Street: Northwest, southwest and southeast corners only
  • 31st Street: All four corners

Benefits

  • Prolonged life of the current concrete pavement
  • Enhanced highway safety for all users
  • Improved roadway smoothness
  • Restored skid resistance of the pavement surface

Schedule

Day Work
7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday

  • ADA curb ramp work
  • Cleaning, sweeping and some striping work

Night Work
6:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m., Sunday through Saturday

  • Grinding concrete, and sawing and sealing concrete panel joints between 31st Street and Tech Center Drive on US 160 West
  • Saw cutting and sealing* along the right side curb/roadway joint in each direction
    *This mobile operation moves along fairly quickly in the right lane only.
  • Grinding and upgrading the surface of the short concrete sections at each side-street approach to US 160/US 550
  • Striping and inlaid traffic markings

Traffic Impacts

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