Signal, median and curb improvements set to begin in Durango 

The Colorado Department of Transportation, with Morton Electric, will begin work Monday, Aug. 9 to replace traffic signals, update curb ramps and install concrete medians on Camino del Rio (US Highway 550) near Town Plaza in Durango.  

Signal replacement locations are at two intersections on Camino del Rio at 9th Street and 12th Street. New curb ramps and the installation of concrete medians will be at various locations of Camino del Rio between 8th Street and 14th Street.  

“These updates will ultimately improve traffic flow, efficiency and safety for both pedestrians and vehicles at these intersections,” said Julie Constan, CDOT Regional Transportation Director. “This is a heavily used corridor by local residents and visitors to the area and it’s important we give our traveling public, both pedestrians and motorists, the best and safest experience possible.”   

Project Schedule 

  • Work is scheduled to begin in mid-August and expected to be completed by December 2021. 
  • Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  • Construction schedule is subject to change based on weather/unforeseen circumstances.   

Travel Impacts  

All travelers by motorized vehicles, bikes or on foot should expect some travel impacts throughout the construction of this project.  

  • Motorists should be aware of lane closures and lane shifts in the intersections. 
  • Pedestrians can expect sidewalk closures. 
  • Motorists are urged to obey speed reductions and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone. 
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained, but may be temporarily altered. 

Project Contact Information  

  • Project Hotline: 970-422-4201 
  • Project email: US550Signals@gmail.com   
  • Project website: www.codot.gov/projects/us550-9th-12th-curb-ramps-durango  

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts, anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include: 

  • Road conditions and travel information: www.COtrip.org  
  • Sign up for project or travel alerts: bit.ly/COalerts 
  • See scheduled lane closures: codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html  
  • Connect with us on social media: Twitter @coloradodot and Facebook facebook.com/coloradodot 

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