US 160 McCabe Creek Culvert Replacement in Pagosa Springs

About the Project

In early August, the Colorado Department of Transportation, along with Four Corners Materials will begin work on US 160 in the town of Pagosa Springs.

This project will involve replacing twin 84” culverts with a triple cell pre-cast concrete box culverts. Ultimately, this will establish a new downstream channel, allowing for better drainage along the road. Other work will include updating the guardrail and bridge rail, erosion control, sidewalk work, and fencing along the corridor. 

“Concrete culverts are the preferred alternative when considering suitability to the site and life-cycle cost estimates,” said Julie Constan, CDOTS Regional Transportation Director. “The advantages of using these concrete culverts are superior durability for most environmental conditions, greater resistance to corrosion and damage due to debris, greater hydraulic efficiency, and typically longer service life,” Julie added.

Work Schedule

  • Work in the corridor will begin August 2, 2021 and is expected to be completed by September, 2022
  • Working hours during the day will be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Traffic Impacts

  • All motorized vehicles should expect some travel impacts throughout the construction of this project.
  • Motorists should be aware of lane closures and potential lane shifts.
  • Motorists are urged to obey speed reductions and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.
  • Loads wider than XX feet and XX feet long will be restricted through the work zone.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $5,000,000
  • Contractor: Four Corners Materials
  • Timeline: August 2021 - September 2022
  • Location: On US 160 at McCabe Creek in Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County

McCabe Creek Project Map