U.S. Highway 550

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

Avalanche north of Silverton catches 2 skiers

Two backcountry skiers in the northern San Juan Mountains were caught and carried in an avalanche on Saturday, which buried U.S. Highway 550 north of Silverton on Red Mountain Pass, resulting in...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Northbound lane at Highway 550-Bondad Hill closed until Tuesday

One of two northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 500 near Bondad Hill will be closed until Tuesday because of a rockslide Sunday morning, a Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman said. There...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

No new snow expected for Durango during Snowdown

Heavy snowfall that closed Red Mountain Pass for most of the day Monday stayed too far north to benefit lower elevations of Southwest Colorado, including Cortez, Durango and Pagosa Springs. The...

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

Durango’s Main Avenue mobility plan complete

Making north Main Avenue more inviting for pedestrians and cyclists will require new lanes, intersection improvements and streetscaping. A recently completed mobility study of north Main Avenue...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phase one of Colorado’s U.S. 550 improvements complete

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Monday that the first phase of safety improvements and restriping to U.S. Highway 550 are complete. Northbound travelers will find lanes have...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Semitrailer loaded with cows sows chaos on Camino del Rio

The intersection of Camino del Rio and U.S. Highway 550 near the DoubleTree Hotel became a bizarre and chaotic scene Sunday afternoon as emergency crews rushed to rescue about 80 cattle from a...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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