Monday Afternoon Road Maintenance Update

8/29/22 Monday 5:30 pm

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Aug. 29, 2022

Lisa Schwantes
SW Colorado Regional Communications Manager
970-749-2015 |

Maintenance work set for several highway locations this week

US 160 near Home Depot in south Durango: Paving operations
Today and Tues., Aug 29 & 30

CDOT crews continue to pave US 160 in front of Home Depot, from River Road to Dominguez Drive, in south Durango. Paving of the westbound lanes has been completed, but recent rains have hampered progress of the eastbound lanes. Weather permitting, crews should complete the work this week, by Tues. Aug. 30.


Hwy. 3 and Larry Valdez Way in south Durango: Paving operations
Wed. & Thurs., Aug. 31 & Sept. 1

CDOT crews will pave the roadway at the intersection of Hwy. 3 and Larry Valdez Way in south Durango. Over two days, Aug. 31 and Sept.1, motorists will encounter lane shifts and no left turns will be permitted. Motorists may encounter intermittent stops to allow crews to work within the intersection. Travelers may consider avoiding this intersection and using an alternate route.


US 550 and Trimble Lane, north of Durango: Signal repair work
Wed., Aug 31

CDOT crews will install a new electrical cabinet for the light signal at the intersection of US 550 and Trimble Lane. This intersection is located approximately five miles north of Durango in the Animas Valley. A portable light signal will provide traffic control through the intersection and speed will be reduced to 40 MPH while work is being done. The one-day cabinet replacement operation is set to take place on Aug. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Traffic Impacts for All Work Sites

At all locations work will take place, weather permitting. Most work will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise indicated above. Drivers may encounter delays, periodic full stops, and lane closures. Motorists should abide to speed reductions and use extreme caution when approaching and driving through the work zone. Motorists are urged to be aware of flagging personnel, work crews, and heavy equipment.

Lisa Schwantes
SW Colorado Regional Communications Manager
970-749-2015 |
San Luis Valley travelers will encounter heavy traffic and lowered speed limit on US 285 near Villa Grove Special event held over the Labor Day weekend will cause possible traffic congestion

SAGUACHE COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation announces a temporary speed reduction on US Highway 285 in the vicinity of Villa Grove over the Labor Day weekend. The small community of Villa Grove in the San Luis Valley is the site of a music festival that is expected to increase traffic and cause possible highway congestion.

Traffic Impacts

Beginning on Thurs., Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 5 motorists traveling northbound and southbound on US 285 near Villa Grove will encounter a speed reduction. The speed limit will be reduced to 40 MPH. Travelers should use extreme caution when driving the two-mile stretch of highway (mile points 103 -105) through the community. Motorists will encounter flagging personnel, at two separate access points on the highway, directing traffic to and from the special event which is taking place on the west side of the highway.

Travelers are advised that many special events may be taking place during the holiday weekend across Colorado that could impact traffic. CDOT resources include:

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