U.S. Highway 550

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

Driver in Sunday crash identified, cited for reckless driving, DUI

The driver of a vehicle that went off U.S. Highway 550 on Coal Bank Pass on Sunday was cited for reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adam...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect delays Wednesday on Coal Bank Pass

Motorists traveling over Coal Bank Pass on Wednesday should expect delays as crews attempt to retrieve a vehicle that went off U.S. Highway 550 on Sunday morning. Colorado Department of...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey this week will impact traffic in downtown Durango

Drivers should expect slow going this week along the busiest traffic corridor in Durango as the Colorado Department of Transportation conducts an intersection survey. The project will begin Monday...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash near New Mexico line sends man to San Juan Regional Medical Center

A pickup crash just after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 550 near the New Mexico line sent one man to the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington and a child to Mercy Regional Medical...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arc of History lawsuit threat dropped

A threat of legal action over the Arc of History at the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection was dropped this month. A lawyer representing artist Tom Holmes sent an email dated Aug. 10 to the city...

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

Cool temperatures, rain usher in rockfall season

A dusting of snow this week in the high country above Durango is a reminder of the approaching freeze-thaw cycle that tends to loosen rocks along area highways. One such rockfall occurred Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge to Nowhere’s sinking ramps need a face lift

The ramps leading to the seldom-used U.S. Highway 160 interchange near Farmington Hill, the so-called “Bridge to Nowhere,” are settling an abnormal amount and require repairs that are expected to...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News