The intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and State Highway 92 is currently being improved to provide dual westbound left-turn lanes and access to property on the northeast corner. The highway project is fully funded by Maverik, Inc.
The Colorado Department of Transportation issued an access permit for the project after coordination with the City of Delta. The intersection widening and traffic signal improvements were necessary to provide turn lanes that make the intersection safer and to reduce the impact on state highway traffic. Hudspeth & Associates of Englewood was selected by Maverik to complete the intersection project.
During the project, which is scheduled for completion on Nov. 11, there will be a detour in place — 24/7 — for westbound motorists on Highway 92 wanting to continue west or go south at the intersection with U.S. 50.
"It is important for westbound travelers on Highway 92 between Crawford Avenue and U.S. 50 to use the posted alternate route if they want to continue west across the intersection or turn left (towards Delta)," said Project Engineer Skip Hudson of TurnKey Consulting.
The detour route for these movements will be Highway 92 to Grand Avenue to 3rd Street to U.S. 50. Traffic planning to continue north on U.S. 50 (towards Grand Junction) will be able to remain on Highway 92 through the work zone and make a right turn at the intersection of Highway 92 and U.S. 50.
The work zone and temporary detour route will be controlled by flaggers in order to minimize delays in all directions. There could be travel delays on westbound SH 92 during the peak travel times of this three-week period.
"Various work plan and detour options were evaluated to identify the option that would have the least impact on motorists in Delta," Hudson said. "Other options would have created delays and detours for a longer period of time."
For project questions and comments, the public may call Skip Hudson, PE, TurnKey Consulting LLC, (970) 314-4888.blog comments powered by Disqus