U.S. Highway 550

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

Remains found in U.S. 550 wreckage

Almost three months ago, Lyla (Folsom) Zamani left her mother’s Dolores home on a road trip toward Silverton. She was never heard from again. On Friday, her remains and crashed vehicle were found...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT making safety changes near Purgatory

Construction on U.S. Highway 550 will begin Monday on a project to make travel safer and communications better near Purgatory Resort. Drivers should expect single-lane closures and traffic shifts...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News