US 6 & 20 Road Intersection Improvements

About the Project:

Widening and partial reconstruction of the intersection of US Highway 6 and 20 Road near Fruita. The existing intersection is offset, and the new intersection will realign the northbound approach of 20 Rd. to US 6 to align with the southbound approach. The intersection will be signalized with dedicated turn lanes. Other elements of the project include the reconstruction of a portion or River Rd. at the tie in to the intersection. The alignment and high speeds create difficulties for left-turning vehicles.

Project Benefits

  • Realign 20 Road to remove the offset alignment and upgrade the railroad gates and signal at this location
  • This intersection has historically had high motor vehicle crash data
  • The project is a safety improvement with the addition of a signalized intersection and the roadway realignment

Work Schedule:

  • Work will last approximately five months from April 2023 through end of December 2023.
  • Working hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Traffic Impacts:

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

  • Traffic impacts will include closing 20 Rd. for an extended period of time while the work is completed. The recommended detour in place is:19 Road (north) to J Road (east) to 22 Road (south).
  • Motorists can expect single lane and shoulder closures in both the westbound and eastbound direction through the project work zone which stretches about ⅛ of a mile at the intersection of 20 Road.
  • Speeds through the work are reduced to 40 mph.
  • 12’ width restriction for commercial vehicles.
  • 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
US 6 & 20 Road Intersection Improvements

Project Facts

  • Cost: $3.7 Million
  • Contractor: United Companies
  • Timeline: April through end of December 2023
  • Location: Intersection of US 6 & 20 Road just inside the City of Fruita limits
    • Mile Posts:  23.18 - 23.97
    • County:  Mesa