U.S. Highway 550

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

Rocks end flowers vs. weeds debate at busy intersection

Were they weeds or wildflowers? Either way, it doesn’t matter now, because they’re gone – replaced with river rock. The city of Durango and the Colorado Department of Transportation uprooted...

DATE: May 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blasting on Red Mountain Pass to begin Wednesday

Blasting on Red Mountain Pass will begin Wednesday and continue for 2½ weeks, causing delays of up to about 30 minutes. Operations will occur mostly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Colorado Department...

DATE: May 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New, overhead highway sign

DATE: March 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highways in Southwest Colorado aging, state works to raise funds

As Southwest Colorado’s highways age, the state is looking to raise more money for construction. About 88 percent of regional highways are within 10 years of coming to an end of having acceptable...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Concrete barrier to protect Highway 550 from further rockfall

Colorado Department of Transportation will set a 700-foot concrete barrier in place Monday on U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango where a large slab of rock broke away from the mountainside and...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blast helps clear rocks on U.S. 550 south of Durango

Large rocks that fell on U.S. Highway 550 about 10 miles south of Durango were blasted apart Wednesday and moved to the side of the road where they will remain until at least spring, the Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News