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For updated road conditions please visit the Colorado Department of Transportation's website at https://cotrip.org/home.htm


Construction on the US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon 4-mile critical safety improvement project will began Monday, April 5, with roadway closures and detours starting Monday, April 19.

The project location is between Montrose and Gunnison (Mile Points 123 -127), and is approximately 30 miles from each community. The project, a priority for improving safety along the US 50 corridor, is estimated to be complete by November 4, 2022. The most impactful construction, roadway and traffic operations are anticipated to take place during the first year.

Due to blasting in rockfall areas of the project, closures are necessary for completing the project while still ensuring the safety of the traveling public. The Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD) will continue to work closely with contractor American Civil Constructors Mountain West (ACC) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to lessen impacts from closures whenever possible.

Motorists should prepare for long delays during the opening roadway windows and plan to take detour routes. Estimated delay times during roadway opening windows are between 30 minutes to one hour.

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