US 50/US 550 Montrose Overlay

Work this Week
June 27 - July 2, 2022

The milling portion of US 50 from mp 90.1, just north of the entrance to the Montrose Regional Airport to mp 90.7, north of the San Juan Bypass, will begin Sunday evening (June 26) in the eastbound lanes of US 50.  Businesses can expect very short access restrictions (approximately 10 minutes) when milling is taking place directly in front of a business access.

Paving of this section of road will begin once milling is complete.Panel content

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation and United Companies have scheduled an overlay project in Montrose County along US 50 and US550 that passes through the city limits of Montrose. The project limits are on US 50 from mile marker 86.0 to 91.70, including the frontage road. and on US 550 mfrom mile marker 126.4 to 130.1.

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Work Schedule

  • Work is scheduled to begin on May 15 and is expected to last until mid September 2022.
  • Normal working hours will be Sunday through Thursday night from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Traffic Impacts

  • Lane closures are only allowed at night.
  • No detours anticipated. Motorists may encounter alternating lane closures with wait times up to 15 minutes during night work.
  • Two (2) through lanes in each direction and turn lanes will remain open during the day.
  • Loads wider than 12 feet will be restricted through the work zone Sunday through Thursday night from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $9.1 Million
  • Contractor:  United Companies
  • Timeline: April - early September 2022
  • Locations: US 50 from Harvest Road to the San Juan Bypass; US 550 just south of the San Juan Bypass to Otter road.