U.S. Highway 550

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

Envision a walkable, safe Camino del Rio

Camino del Rio was made for cars with many parking lots and few sidewalks, but redevelopment and a good plan could transform the area. City officials sought residents’ opinions for Camino del Rio...

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

State Patrol says bicyclist pulled in front of SUV

A bicyclist who was critically injured last month on U.S. Highway 550 pulled in front of the SUV that collided with him, the Colorado State Patrol said Wednesday. “Sounds like the bicycle may have...

DATE: July 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured cyclist Neil Hannum out of intensive care unit

The Durango resident injured in a crash while cycling on Sunday has been moved out of the intensive care unit, a family friend told The Durango Herald on Wednesday. Scott Kurlander, who has been...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Speed a factor in fatal motorcycle crash

High speed appears to have played a role in a motorcycle crash that killed a Durango man Sunday evening on Coal Bank Pass , the Colorado State Patrol said. John Demarest, 60, was northbound on U.S....

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Coal Bank Pass

A motorcyclist died Sunday evening from injuries sustained in a crash on Coal Bank Pass on U.S. Highway 550. Colorado State Patrol Cpt. Adrian Driscoll said John B. Demarest II appeared to have...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cyclist hit by car on U.S. Highway 550 in serious condition

A cyclist is in serious condition after he was hit by a vehicle Sunday afternoon on U.S. Highway 550, near Trimble Lane. Colorado State Patrol Cpt. Adam Driscoll said the cyclist, Neil Hannum, 52,...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway reopens after latest Bondad Hill rockslide

Colorado Department of Transportation crews worked Thursday to blast apart and remove 75 to 100 tons of rocks that fell onto U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango. The rubble was cleared from the...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rockslide blocking northbound lane at Bondad Hill

A rockslide blocking a northbound lane on U.S. Highway 550 at Bondad Hill was not expected to be cleared and cleaned up until Thursday, so traffic was expected to be constrained to one lane in each...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 550 reopens following rollover

U.S. Highway 550 reopened about 4:40 p.m. after a rollover crash north of Coal Bank Pass on Thursday. A single car was southbound when it rolled, said Capt. Adrian Driscoll with the Colorado State...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 550 work expected to cause traffic delays

Delays should be expected over the next couple of weeks for maintenance on U.S. Highway 550 from Purgatory Resort north to the San Juan County line. The chip-and-seal project that began Tuesday...

DATE: May 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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