Public Works Department – Engineering Division
Project area includes one-half mile of County Road 251, east of Holly Avenue as well as the County Road 251 and 250 intersection, and approximately six hundred feet of County Road 250 located south of the intersection to Florida Road.
The design project was planned to modify and update the 2014 design of County Road 250 and 251 Reconstruction Design that was prepared by Bohannan-Huston for La Plata County. The design project reached final design in 2022 for the reconstruction of a one-half mile of County Road 251, east of Holly Avenue as well as the County Road 251 and 250 intersection, and approximately six hundred feet of County Road 250 located south of the intersection. This includes furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary for, the design development of improvements to County Road 251 and County Road 250 to current City of Durango arterial road standards and the development of construction bid documents including a bid schedule with accurate quantities listed for each item. The Design Team provided an engineer’s construction cost estimate based on final plans.
Also in 2022, the City entered into an agreement with HDR Inc. to complete the right-of-way and easement acquisition necessary to complete the proposed design. It is anticipated that acquisition will be completed around December of 2022. The City will publish an RFP later in 2022 to request services for the construction of the proposed design, which is anticipated to be completed in 2023. La Plata County to contribute to the cost of the project.
This project will add several key features to the road profile along CR250/251 (aka 32nd Street and East Animas Drive) including a 10ft wide multi-modal pedestrian path, bike lanes, medians and landscaping, as well as updated striping and dedicated turn lanes for safer traffic movements.
Project Budget by Fund
Estimated Completion: December 2023