US 50/US 550 Montrose Overlay

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation and United Companies have scheduled an overlay project in Montrose County along US 50 and US550 that passes through the city limits of Montrose. The project limits are on US 50 from mile marker 86.0 to 91.70, including the frontage road. and on US 550 mfrom mile marker 126.4 to 130.1.

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Work Schedule

  • Work is scheduled to begin on May 15 and is expected to last until mid September 2022.
  • Normal working hours will be Sunday through Thursday night from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Traffic Impacts

  • Lane closures are only allowed at night.
  • No detours anticipated. Motorists may encounter alternating lane closures with wait times up to
    15 minutes during night work.
  • Two (2) through lanes in each direction and turn lanes will remain open during the day.
  • Loads wider than 12 feet will be restricted through the work zone Sunday through Thursday
    night from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $9.1 Million
  • Contractor:  United Companies
  • Timeline: April - early September 2022
  • Location: US 50 between Gunnison Rd. and Harvest Rd. to US 550 just north of Chipeta Rd. in Montrose County and City of Montrose