US 50 Improvements at Sargents

Project Facts

  • Cost: $4.4 million
  • Contractor: APC Southern Construction
  • Timeline: May - July 2021
  • Location: US Highway 50 at Sargents in Sagauche County

About the Project:

The work includes resurfacing of approximately 10 miles of roadway, that will incorporate deck milling, sealing and repaving at 2 bridge structures; shouldering; erosion control; guardrail replacement; signing and final striping. The project was contracted to APC Southern Construction, of Golden, for 4.4 million and is expected to be completed in July 2021.

Work Schedule

The project was contracted to APC Southern Construction, of Golden, for $4.4 million begins May 26 and is expected to be completed in July 2021. 

Traffic Impacts

Beginning Wednesday, May 26, during work hours motorists are asked to use caution when approaching and driving through the work zone. Travel impacts for the project include:

  • Project work hours are daylight hours, Monday through Friday. No weekend or night time work is currently anticipated. 

  • Expect travel delays of up to 15 minutes.

  • Motorists will encounter brief closures with single-lane alternating traffic to allow trucks and equipment to enter and exit the work zone.

  • The speed limit is reduced to 40 mph through the work zone. 

  • Crews will begin work at the west end of the project limits, MP 181.6

  • Flagging personnel will be on sight to direct travelers through the area as construction equipment enters and exits the work zone.

  • A 12-foot width restriction will be in place during project work hours.

  • All business and residence access will be maintained but may be temporarily alerted.

Notice to Commercial Truckers and Through Travelers on US 50

West bound commercial truck drivers and other travelers should be aware of major closures due to the US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon project, located west of Gunnison. Travel time between Sargents and the Little Blue Creek Canyon closure point is approximately 1.5 hours. Travelers are urged to plan ahead. Visit the project website for more information about the US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon Project: