U.S. Highway 550

U.S. Highway 160/550 corridor construction complete

Construction along the U.S. Highway 160/550 corridor to improve the surface of the road wrapped up this week. The $6 million resurfacing project along Camino del Rio and North Main Avenue was...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec family of four dies in fiery head-on crash

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – An Aztec family of four and another driver died Friday night in a fiery crash on U.S. Highway 550 about 15 miles south of Cuba. Jimmie and Melissa Crawford and their...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

CDOT adds night-work hours to U.S. Highway 160, 550 project

Crews began scheduled night work of the concrete surface improvements on U.S. Highway 160 and U.S. Highway 550 last week to get the project completed by the end of May, weather permitting. The...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Junction Creek Bridge damage discovered

The Junction Creek Bridge on U.S. Highway 550 in the north business corridor will be repaired after crews discovered damage while working on a rehabilitation project. Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT lays out details of roadwork on main corridor through Durango

A plan to smooth and resurface U.S. Highway 160 and north Main Avenue sparked some questions Thursday evening at a Colorado Department of Transportation meeting about conflicts with business and...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow slides onto U.S. Highway 550 near Lime Creek Road

A small snow “slip” landed on part of U.S. Highway 550 near Lime Creek Road on Tuesday, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is cautioning motorists of the increased risk of snowslides as...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens; chain laws remain in place

Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 reopened about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, although chain laws remain in effect. The pass had been closed since Monday because of weather conditions and avalanche...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Mysterious newcomer

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Disappearing lights may alienate some motorists

In October, you answered my question about the blinking warnings lights at the U.S. Highway 550 and Trimble Lane intersection. The lights used to start flashing just before the stoplight changed....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Avalanche blasting planned Wednesday on Red Mountain Pass

Motorists traveling on Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray can expect delays on Wednesday while the Colorado Department of Transportation conducts avalanche-control work along U.S....

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Below-freezing temperatures expected to linger

A northern storm that blew into the region last weekend will stick around for the remainder of the week, albeit with less snow and more cold air, according to the National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory extended until midnight Saturday in S.W. Colo.

A winter weather advisory for the San Juan Mountains was extended until midnight Saturday. Snow was expected above 10,000 feet, so drivers should take caution on Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News