US 50 Delta Intersection Improvements

Work this Week

July 13 – July 17

Ongoing Traffic Impacts
The Delta Intersection Project will be constructed in Delta on US 50 (Main Street) from Confluence Drive to 2nd Street and on CO 92 from Main Street to Grand Avenue.

The Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17 work week will consist of:

  • Monday through Friday:
    • Eastbound and Westbound left lane closure on CO 92 from the 1st St. and Main St. intersection to Grand Ave.
    • PENDING: ALL LANES CLOSED on US 50 from the 1st St. and Main St. intersection to Palmer St.
    • Southbound right lane closure on US 50 from the 1st St. and Main St. intersection to W 2nd St.
  • Wednesday, July 15 starting at 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 16:
    • Complete closure of all lanes on US 50 (Main St.) from 2nd St. and Main St. to Ute St. and Main St.
    • There is no closure for CO 92 and 1st St., it will handle normal traffic, plus serve as the detour for CO 92 access to Westbound US 50, via Palmer St. and Confluence Dr. detour route
  • Expect intermittent flagging during construction
  • All businesses will have at least one public ingress/egress point at all times during construction
  • The project will be in operation Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

About the Project

Starting June 22, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Mountain Valley Contracting will begin work on the US Highway 50 and Colorado Highway 92 Delta Intersection Project. Throughout the project, construction will take place on US 50 from Confluence Drive to 2nd Street, and on CO 92 from US 50 to Grand Avenue.

Motorists should plan for a significant detour, lasting one day, on the first day of construction. Please see below for additional travel impacts.

Work throughout the project consists of adding a second left-turn lane from southbound US 50 to eastbound CO 92, concrete pavement, storm drain pipe replacement, traffic signal replacement, overhead sign structure removal, new signage, and striping. The project will also include installation of a continuous raised median near City Market on US 50 and near Meeker Street on CO 92, in conformance with the City of Delta Access Control Plan. 

Businesses will always have at least one ingress/egress at all times throughout the duration of the project.  

Temporary closures of secondary accesses may occur, but all business accesses will have signage to ensure each business has at least one ingress/egress at all times. Upon completion of the project, the City Market direct access to US50 WB will be limited to Right In/Right out. City Market customers wanting to access WB US50 will still be able to get to WB US50 by exiting City Market’s lot onto Confluence Drive and then turning left onto US50 The same is true for Meeker Street access to SH92. 

These median changes are being implemented for traffic safety to limit conflicting left turn movements crossing multiple lanes of traffic.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $2.9 million
  • Contractor: Mountain Valley Contracting (MVC) Inc.
  • Timeline: June 2020 - late January 2021
  • Location: Main St. (US 50) and Ute St. at off ramp, moving Southbound on Main St. to E 2nd St.

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US 50 Delta Project Map

Work Schedule

  • Work is scheduled to begin on June 22 and is expected to last until late January 2021. Normal working hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Travel Impacts

  • Thru traffic on US 50 (both directions) is encouraged to use Confluence Drive to bypass construction during the project.
  • On the afternoon of Monday, June 22, there will be a detour for westbound traffic from CO 92 onto northbound US 50 (towards Grand Junction). The detour will guide westbound traffic through the intersection with US 50 onto 1st Street, right onto Palmer Street, then a right on Confluence Drive. Motorists can continue to the intersection with US 50, for traveling north or south, or use this detour to access City Market and nearby services.
  • Additional detours will be in place later in the project.
  • Night work is also anticipated and will be necessary for removal of overhead signs, installation of new signal pole mast arms, and culvert installation.

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