U.S. Highway 160

‘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 crews will close Bayfield intersection next week

The intersection of Bayfield Parkway and County Road 509 will be closed to through traffic Monday through Friday. During the closure, La Plata County will perform intersection upgrades to improve...

DATE: March 20, 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 160 to close Saturday, Feb. 8, near Bayfield

The Colorado Department of Transportation will perform repairs on an irrigation structure that crosses above U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield, between county roads 502 and 506. Weather permitting,...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistrial declared for man accused of killing one in U.S. Highway 160 crash

A mistrial was declared Monday in the trial of a Bloomfield man accused of crossing the centerline on U.S. Highway 160 west of Hesperus, killing a 56-year-old mother and injuring her husband and...

DATE: Jan. 13, 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

How much development should occur between Durango and Bayfield?

Fast-food restaurants, strip-mall shopping centers, high-density housing: Is this the future of U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Bayfield? The 16-mile or so drive between the two Southwest...

DATE: Nov. 21, 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

Pickup slams head-on into sedan northeast of Towaoc

A man driving a red F-250 hit a silver Chevrolet Impala shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 160/491 about 3 miles northeast of Towaoc, according to a witness at the scene. The man was...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango driver won’t be charged in fatal crash with bicyclist

A Durango man who hit and killed a cyclist will not be charged after authorities determined the cyclist pulled out in front of his truck, according to Colorado State Patrol. Capt. Adrian Driscoll...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High Bridge project reduces traffic to one lane in each direction

Traffic will be decreased to one lane in each direction for the remainder of the year on the High Bridge on South Camino del Rio, just north of the Walmart in Durango. Drivers will experience...

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

3-vehicle crash closes U.S. Highway 160 briefly Tuesday

U.S. Highway 160 reopened after a three-car crash 3 miles east of Elmore’s Corner, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday near mile marker 94, said Lisa...

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

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