U.S. Highway 550

Investigation fails to find cause of double-fatal crash on Hwy. 550

An investigation has turned up empty as to why a longtime Durango man crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 550 in August, causing a head-on crash that killed him and a mother of two. On Aug. 23,...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | 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

Large boulder falls onto U.S. Highway 550 near Coal Bank Pass

A “very, very large” boulder fell onto U.S. Highway 550 near Coal Bank Pass on Monday afternoon, and though no one was injured, the Colorado Department of Transportation says it is a good reminder...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drivers hit cow on U.S. Highway 550

A driver and his passengers escaped injury after hitting a cow Saturday night on U.S. Highway 550 north of Aztec. According to New Mexico State Police, a 2008 GMC pickup, driven by a 76-year-old...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man airlifted after head-on crash south of Durango

A Bayfield man was airlifted with serious injuries after being involved in a head-on crash Friday night on U.S. Highway 550 north of the Colorado-New Mexico line. The crash was reported at 7:42...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two injured in motorcycle crash on U.S. Highway 550 near New Mexico line

A motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 550 just north of the New Mexico line sent two Bloomfield residents to the hospital, including a woman who was airlifted with a head injury,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 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

Taxpayers will pay to remove truck crash debris north of Durango

Taxpayers will have to foot the bill to clean up the lingering mess of a crashed truck on U.S. Highway 550 near Cascade Creek after the Texas-based trucking company responsible for the incident...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid calls for preservation, CDOT says archaeological sites can’t be saved

New construction typically doesn’t bulldoze through a graveyard, so why is it OK for the Colorado Department of Transportation to destroy and pave over a large settlement of Native American ruins...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road crews will conduct night work on Camino del Rio next week

Night work on U.S. Highway 550/Camino del Rio, near Town Plaza, will result in traffic lane closures and delays next week. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for CDOT, said the work is part of the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas truck driver cited for crashing on Highway 550 near Cascade

A 32-year-old Texas man was cited with careless driving after driving off U.S. Highway 550 at the base of Coal Bank Pass on Thursday, causing his truck to catch fire. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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