Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announces the full closure of U.S. 50 in Delta Sept. 18-22. CDOT crews will be working with a specialty unit of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) to perform much-needed repair work to rails that run on U.S. 50 in Delta. The closure is expected to last five days.
The UPRR will be removing track, grading the ballast, installing the new concrete crossing panels then relaying and testing the track. CDOT crews will then repave the highway on either side of the railroad crossing. A detour will be maintained through the work closing U.S. 50 north of the First and Main intersection and south of the City Market and Ute Street intersection. Local business access will be maintained.
The alternate truck route will serve as the detour.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.