Traffic

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

Durango to Bayfield: U.S. Highway 160 sees high rate of crashes

U.S. Highway 160 between Bayfield and Durango sees some of the highest vehicle crash rates in La Plata County, according to the Colorado State Patrol. As an urban center, Durango draws visitors and...

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

U.S. Highway 550 interchange work scheduled for spring

Work to connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” to U.S. Highway 550 atop Farmington Hill is scheduled to begin in spring and be completed in up to three years, the Colorado Department of Transportation...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango cyclist killed in California; no charges likely for driver

A Durango man was killed after being hit by a car while bicycling near San Diego, but it’s not likely the driver will face charges. California Highway Patrol spokesman Mark Latulippe said this week...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Off-season road projects frustrate Durango drivers

Two construction projects on heavily traveled thoroughfares in Durango are causing headaches for drivers during the late fall and early winter – a time when commuters are typically given a reprieve...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camino del Rio traffic delays expected near new hotel

Beginning Dec. 2, Durango commuters should expect delays on Camino del Rio near Town Plaza as lanes are limited to meet the needs of construction at the new hotel being built at 1111 Camino del...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eighth Street and Main Avenue to remain two-way stop, for now

The intersection at Eighth Street and Main Avenue in downtown Durango will remain without a traffic signal for several more months while the city replaces the damaged traffic signal through a...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by truck in Durango

A man crossing College Drive at East Third Avenue in Durango suffered critical injuries Monday night after being hit by a gray Ford F-150. Bayfield resident Ernie Eugene Lucero, 56, was walking...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire south of Cortez slows traffic on U.S. 160/491

A brush fire Friday along U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez threatened several homes, but no structures were lost, fire officials said. The cause of the fire was unknown late Friday, but...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eight Corners intersection in Bayfield to close for repairs

A section of the Eight Corners intersection in Bayfield will be closed Monday through Wednesday for road repairs. Motorists should consider alternative travel plans around the intersection at...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County tests camera-equipped radar trailers

Camera-equipped radar speed trailers in La Plata County could haunt a driver’s record rather than just flash a reminder to “slow down.” La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said his office is testing...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What are people with clipboards doing around Durango?

Volunteers posted at intersections around Durango are counting bikers and walkers this week as part of a national effort to collect data on pedestrian traffic. City officials solicited dozens of...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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