US 160 Pagosa West Resurfacing

About the Project:

Archuleta County — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contracting partner Four Corners Materials of Durango will begin surface treatment work on May 1 along US Highway 160 west of Pagosa Springs from uptown to the east side of town near the CO Highway 84 junction. Motorists should plan for 15-minute delays during construction hours, which will include night time work. The project has an anticipated completion date is November 2023.

The project will improve approximately nine miles of US 160 from MP 135.5, west of Pagosa Springs near County Road 139 (Boyles School Road), to MP 144.9, by the US 160/US 84 Junction. No work will take place between MP 142.8 and MP 143.9, through downtown Pagosa Springs from South 10th Street to the bridge over the San Juan River. Work will include milling old asphalt, paving with new asphalt, shouldering, rumble strip installation, guardrail replacement, culvert replacement and final lane striping. Additional work will consist of sign and delineator replacement, conduit installation, seeding and mulching.

Project Benefits

  • The new asphalt will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway, provide a smoother road surface and will add durability by increasing the resistance of ruts and road damage.
  • Other benefits of the project include installation of new guardrail that will be 31 inches high, designed to meet new safety standard requirements.
  • The higher railing will help veering vehicles remain on the road more effectively, making the highway safer for the traveling public. The former standard height of guardrail was 27 inches.

Work Schedule:

  • Nighttime work will take place at uptown Pagosa Springs near City Market, from MP 138.2 to MP 144.9 Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Daytime work will occur at all other locations from MP 135.5 to MP 138.2 Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Traffic Impacts:

Motorists can expect the following impacts during the period of construction:

  • Motorists should plan for one-lane alternating traffic and 15-minute delays during hours of operation which will occur either during daytime or nighttime.
  • Starting July there will be 24/7 one-lane alternating traffic guided by a temporary portable traffic signal on the west side of town near Hersch Avenue at MP 137.9 for culvert replacement

Refer to for real-time travel conditions and road closures

Work this Week & Lane Closures
US 160 Pagosa West Resurfacing

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $9.3 Million
  • Contractor: Four Corners Materials
  • Timeline: May through November 2023
  • Location: US 160
    • Nearest Town/City: west of Pagosa Springs from uptown to the east side of town near the CO 84 junction
    • Mile Point(s): 135.50 to 144.90
    • County: Archuleta
Project location on US 160 in West Pagosa Springs
Project locations on US 160 in West Pagosa Springs, MP 135.5, Culvert replacement at MP137.9