Heavy traffic across Colorado: Transportation dollars at stake in election

Suicide logo

Special series: Solutions to youth suicide in La Plata County

News

Heavy traffic across Colorado: Transportation dollars at stake in election

Rush-hour traffic fills the southbound lanes of Camino del Rio in January as drivers leave Durango. Voters will consider a variety of funding solutions for transportation across the state this November.

Heavy traffic across Colorado: Transportation dollars at stake in election

Rush-hour traffic fills the southbound lanes of Camino del Rio in January as drivers leave Durango. Voters will consider a variety of funding solutions for transportation across the state this November.

Heavy traffic across Colorado: Transportation dollars at stake in election

As the county population increased in La Plata County, additional lanes were added to U.S. Highway 160 through the Grandview area.

Heavy traffic across Colorado: Transportation dollars at stake in election

Dick Wadhams was the campaign manager for former Gov. Bill Owens, who convinced voters in 1999 to overwhelmingly pass Referendum A, which borrowed nearly $1.7 billion for transportation projects with no new taxes.

Heavy traffic across Colorado: Transportation dollars at stake in election

Traffic backed up in March 2014 on U.S. Highway 160/550 where springtime construction began near the DoubleTree intersection.

Heavy traffic across Colorado: Transportation dollars at stake in election

Stapleton

Heavy traffic across Colorado: Transportation dollars at stake in election

Polis

Heavy traffic across Colorado: Transportation dollars at stake in election

Traffic passes under the Grandview Interchange in 2012. It is expected that one day U.S. Highway 550 will connect with the interchange.