Three-day closure — Aug. 22-24 — for through traffic on US 160 in Monte Vista


RIO GRANDE COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation announced there will be a three-day closure, Aug. 22-24, of US Highway 160 for 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, Aug. 22, and continue through Wednesday, Aug. 24. 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 Highway 160 within Monte Vista. Drivers are asked to 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 and Traffic Impacts  

Motorists traveling east and west through Monte Vista will be detoured south of Highway 160 through city streets. 

• Eastbound  

At the intersection of 1st Avenue and Broadway Street (US 160 and US 285), travelers will turn south onto South Broadway Avenue (CO 15). Travelers will turn east at 6th Avenue, then travel north on Henderson Road to US 160. 

• Westbound  

Travelers will turn south onto Henderson, west on 6th Avenue, then north on South Broadway to US 160.