US 160 Roadway Improvements in Southwestern Colorado

About the Project:

The project consists of chip seal, replacement of pavement markings, sign replacement, and asphalt mill and fill. 

Project Benefits

  • The project will benefit the public by enhancing the safety by providing good skid resistance. 
  • Chip sealing provides an effective moisture barrier for the underlying pavement against water intrusion by sealing cracks in the pavement.
  • Chip seal also prevents deterioration of the asphalt surface from the effects of aging and oxidation due to water and sun.

Work Schedule:

Different from the traffic impacts, this should be the general working hours and schedule of the project. Example:

  • Work will last for 360 working days or approximately 18 months
  • Working hours are 30 minutes after sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset, Monday to Friday
  • Some overnight and weekend work is expected

Traffic Impacts:

Motorists can expect the following impacts during the period of construction:

  • Lane closures in both directions of <location>
  • Traffic shifts on <location>
  • Reduced speeds through the work zone
  • Narrowed lanes and reduced shoulders
  • Detour routes will be in place during certain work activities with approximately seven minutes and 10 miles added to travel times
  • Width restrictions
  • Signs will be posted to alert motorists to the closures and available detour routes
  • Refer to for real-time travel conditions and road closures

Work this Week & Lane Closures
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Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $6 Million
  • Contractor: Intermountain Slurry Seal
  • Timeline: June to December 2024
  • Location: US 160 
    • Nearest Town/City: Mancos to Durango
    • Mile Point(s): MP 56.05 - MP 81.3
    • County: Montezuma & La Plata
  • Location: US 160 
    • Nearest Town/City: Bayfield to Yellow Jacket Creek
    • Mile Point(s): MP 102.75 - MP 118.2
    • County: La Plata & Archuleta