Little Blue Creek Canyon
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD), in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the National Park Service, are proposing to improve 3.8 miles of U.S. Highway 50. The project is located between mile posts 123 and 126.8 which is approximately 30 miles east of Montrose, Colorado and approximately 33 miles from Gunnison, Colorado. The route provides access to various federal lands, including The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Curecanti National Recreational Area, BLM land, and USFS land. The project is divided into two segments, 3 and 4 respectively. Proposed improvements within Segment 3 include realignment, widening the highway to two, 12-foot travel lanes with two, 4-foot wide paved shoulders, guardrail replacement, additional rock fall catchment area, new signage, and striping. Proposed improvements within Segment 4 include realignment, widening the highway to two, 12-foot travel lanes with two, 8-foot wide paved shoulders, new signage, and striping.
The two documents below show the FAQs of the project and the road closures beginning in Spring 2021.
Key Project Dates
Advertise: Fall 2020
Construction: Spring 2021– Fall 2022
|Project #||CO FLAP US50(1)|
|Project Name||Little Blue Creek Canyon|
|FLMA||Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management|
Project Manager: John Knowles
Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228