RIO GRANDE and ALAMOSA COUNTIES —The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Thursday, June 16, a temporary, restricted closure of US Highway 160 for through-traffic as crews pave Main Street-US 160 from Jefferson Street to Henderson Road in Monte Vista. The three-day closure and paving operations will begin on Monday, June 20 and continue through Wednesday, June 22. The highway closure will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will reopen at the end of each workday for through-traffic.
Local traffic will be able to access all businesses along US 160 within the city of Monte Vista. Drivers should drive with caution through the work zone and pay close attention to traffic control signage, cones, barrels, and flagging personnel.
Controlling the volume of traffic traveling through the city of Monte Vista and its business corridor will allow paving crews to work more quickly and efficiently, therefore minimizing business impacts.
Detour for Through Traffic
Motorists traveling east and west through Monte Vista will be detoured south of US 160 through city streets.
At the intersection of 1st Avenue and Broadway Street (US 160 and US 285), travelers will turn south onto S. Broadway Avenue (CO 15). Travelers will turn east at 6th Avenue, then travel north on Henderson Road to US 160.
Travelers will take Henderson to 6Th Avenue, then north on S. Broadway to US 160.