Colorado Department of Transportation

Are we guinea pigs for newfangled traffic devices?

The point where U.S. highways 550 and 160 part ways at the DoubleTree Hotel in Durango is the only continuous-flow intersection on the state highway system. The configuration reduces three traffic...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work planned at Walmart intersection

A repaving project at the north and south entrances of Dominguez Drive at Camino del Rio will start tonight. Crews will work from 7 p.m. to midnight to remove asphalt. Resurfacing is scheduled to...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Like a rolling stone

Dangling from climbing ropes, rock scalers pried loose huge boulders above Colorado Highway 3 this week as part of the most extensive project ever done at the site. The constant erosion of the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Newest ‘lake’ has little potential for recreation

What’s up with Durango’s newest reservoir? It’s located at the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, just south of the Welcome to Historic Durango sign. Is the city drafting a Recreation Master Plan...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2014 | COLUMN: Action Line

Intersection gets its ribbon-cutting

As soon as the Colorado Department of Transportation started construction on the intersection of U.S. highways 550/160 in March, the traveling public lost no time harrumphing. During the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

No Mount Rushmore planned for Highway 3

When the Colorado Department of Transportation completed its monthslong construction project of the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, the city of Durango gifted the public with a commemorative...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rock steady

A Colorado Department of Transportation contractor will close the south end of Colorado Highway 3 this morning to begin a three-month project to control rocks falling from the unstable sandstone...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Run for your life

With safety a concern at some of Durango’s pedestrian crossings, namely Seventh and 12th streets at Camino del Rio, the blame game seems to be a two-way street. Phillip Fraser was on his way to...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 3 to undergo rockfall mitigation

The Colorado Department of Transportation will start rockfall mitigation Thursday on Colorado Highway 3. The south end of Highway 3 will be closed through mid-November for the work. The work zone...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Intersection gets its ribbon-cutting

As soon as the Colorado Department of Transportation started construction on the intersection of U.S. highways 550/160 in March, the traveling public lost no time harrumphing. During the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lane closures tonight on Camino del Rio

Starting at 7 p.m. this evening and lasting several hours, both northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 550 from the 160/550 intersection to Santa Rita Park will be closed to permit striping. Alternate...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

What do you think of this art?

The sculpture called “Arc of History” that was chosen for placement at the reconstructed interchange of U.S. highways 160 and 550 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Durango is turning heads. Whether that’s...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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