Projects

US 160 Cortez & Durango Concrete Repairs

Project Facts

  • Cost: $5.02 Million
  • Contractor: Interstate Improvement
  • Timeline: May - October 2021
  • Location: US 160 through Cortez & US 160 west of Durango (MP 81.3 to 83.3); also US 491 in south Cortez (MP 26.2 to 27.36)

About the Project:

This preventative maintenance project includes replacing and patching damaged concrete pavement; restoring the surface
skid resistance and roadway smoothness through a process called diamond grinding; re-sealing joints/cracks; cross-stitching; wheelchair accessible ramps; and inlaid striping.


Work Schedule & Travel Impacts
 

(See location maps, right)

The following is an approximate project schedule, weather permitting and subject to change:

  • West Durango - May 3 to late July 2021
    • US 160 west of the US 550 continuous flow intersection at the Doubletree Hotel (MP 81.35 to 83.31) 
    • DURANGO TRAVEL IMPACTS - Work on the two-mile concrete section of US 160 west of Durango will be done during daytime hours. Motorists will encounter single-lane closures on US 160 west of town from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend work is possible, if necessary to expedite the project’s completion. 
  • Cortez - Early June to late October 2021 
    • US 160 south Cortez at CR G, north/south and including CR G intersection (MP 35.08 to 35.32) - concrete repairs at the CR G intersection, which may require some night work; diamond grinding and inlaid traffic markings during the day
    • US 491 west Cortez, north/south of Main Street (MP 26.21 to 27.36) - inlaid traffic markings during the day
    • US 160 through downtown Cortez, along Main Street between Maple Street and Mildred Road (MP 38 to 39) - diamond grinding and joint sealing at night; inlaid traffic markings during the day
    • CORTEZ TRAVEL IMPACTS
      • DAYTIME - Daytime work will be done at each of the three locations. Motorists will encounter single-lane closures at both of these locations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, with weekend work possible. 
      • NIGHTTIME - On US 160 (Main Street), between Maple and Mildred, the diamond grinding and joint sealing will be done at night. In addition, the intersections at Main Street/Broadway (US 491) and at US 160/CR G will be closed for one night (with a posted detour) to allow new concrete to cure. During the night work, motorists will encounter single-lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Weekend work is possible.

Holiday Work Suspensions 

There will be no work and no travel impacts over the following holiday time periods/weekends:

  • Memorial Day, May 28 at noon through June 1
  • Independence Day, July 2 at noon through July 6
  • Labor Day, September 3 at noon through September 7

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