Colorado Department of Transportation

Red Mountain Pass reopens after mudslides

U.S. Highway 550’s Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray has reopened as of 4:45 p.m. after debris and mudslides closed the highway for a short time Monday. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Several highway bridge projects completed in La Plata County

The Colorado Department of Transportation has completed work on regional bridges requiring maintenance and repair. The project included improvements to several local structures: The U.S. Highway...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Biggest project’ about to break ground in Southwest Colorado

Work on the final phase to connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” to U.S. Highway 550 atop Farmington Hill is scheduled to begin in early August, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation....

DATE: July 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road work causes delays on U.S. Highway 550’s Molas Pass

Drivers should expect delays when traveling over Molas Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton for the next two days. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traffic delays expected Wednesday on U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield

Motorists should expect slowdowns Wednesday and possibly Thursday on U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield. The Colorado Department of Transportation will repair and replace a section of guardrail at the...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s bond sale to pay for state roads sees high demand

For once, some good budget news. Colorado received an $111 million premium on a debt issuance of $500 million, thanks to strong investor demand for state-issued debt. As a result, budget writers...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work to resume on Camino del Rio, near Town Plaza in Durango

The next phase of work by contractors for the hotel development at 1111 Camino del Rio will begin Tuesday. Working hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There may be...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nesting birds halt construction work on Hermosa Creek bridge

The discovery of nesting birds on the Hermosa Creek bridge north of Durango has postponed work on U.S. Highway 550. The American dipper nest is protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 3 in Durango to close next week for rockfall cleanup

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close state Highway 3 during daylight working hours for several days next week south of downtown Durango. Beginning Sunday, crews will perform rock...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congested Cortez intersection will become 4-way stop

To improve driver and pedestrian safety, this month the Montezuma Avenue-Mildred Road intersection in Cortez will be converted to a four-way stop from a two-way stop. In addition, the right-turn...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

It might be dry in town, but San Juan Mountains receive steady snowstorms

U.S. Highway 550 at Red Mountain Pass was forced to close Friday morning because of avalanche danger, and though crews were able to get the road open by the afternoon, winter storms aren’t done...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chain laws in effect for Southwest Colorado mountain passes

Chain and traction laws were in effect Monday for Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes for a snowstorm hitting the high country of Southwest Colorado. According to the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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