Driver Identified
Posted by <> on 5/8/2017 1:18:00 PM.
In the early afternoon hours of May 5th, a two vehicle collision occurred just south of the Montrose city limit on Highway 550 South. There was one fatality. The deceased has been identified with the assistance of the Colorado State Patrol by the Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigation as Nathan B. Collins, 32, of Montrose, Colorado. 64 year old Michael McNeil of Montrose was driving the Ford and he was not injured.
highway 550, fatality

Crib Wall Replacement on 550
Posted by <> on 4/28/2017 10:55:00 AM.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Rock & Company will soon begin work to improve the safety and integrity of US Highway (US) 550 by replacing several under-highway downhill retaining walls, known as crib walls, on Molas Pass, just south of Silverton in San Juan County. Two separate crib walls will be reconstructed, one at mile point (MP) 68.6 and one at MP 68.75, approximately two miles south of Silverton. During construction motorists will be restricted to single-lane alternating traffic through the project zone.
cribwall, highway 550

US 550 Closed Thursday Morning
Posted by <> on 4/12/2017 9:11:00 AM.
US 550 at Red Mt. Pass will be closed tomorrow (Thursday) Morning. The full road closure will be from 7:30 until noon, from mile point (MP) 92, two miles south of Ouray, to MP 87.
red mountain pass, highway 550, full closure

Red Mountain Pass To Close Wednesday
Posted by <> on 4/3/2017 5:27:00 PM.
US Highway 550, Red Mountain Pass will be closed Wednesday, April 5 for much of the morning. The full road closure will be enforced at 7:30 am until approximately noon, from mile point (MP) 92, two miles south of Ouray, to MP 87, Ironton. Mountain maintenance personnel with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be conducting testing of avalanche control equipment with crews on the ground and by helicopter.
red mountain pass, highway 550

Highway 550 Closed after Labor day
Posted by <> on 9/2/2015 2:52:00 PM.
Attention commuters, Beginning September 8th, Hwy 550 in Ouray County will be closed Monday through Friday, 8 to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Between MP 87 & 91 through October 8. It’ll be OPEN: all other times.
closure, Highway 550, Ouray County

March 3rd Road Closures
Posted by <> on 3/3/2015 6:08:00 AM.
US 550 Southbound / Northbound Red Mountain Pass (Milemarker 89-89)
Closed due to avalanche hazard. There is no estimated time of reopening. Crews are working to reduce avalanche potential. Road Closure began March 1st, at 10:27pm.
65S Road Closure alert. Impact is Severe
highway 65, Highway 550, closures

Avalanche Closes US 550
Posted by <> on 3/2/2015 9:21:00 AM.
US 550 at Red Mountain Pass (Milemarker 89-89) is closed in both directions due to an avalanche.
avalanche, highway 550, closure

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