PSA Highway 50 Gunnison to Montrose roadwork closures

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Re: PSA Highway 50 Gunnison to Montrose roadwork closures

Post by ltlFish99 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:04 pm

Coming from Montrose, lake city access will be effected as the closure area is right before
the lake city cutoff shortcut.
I think timing the fully open times will be my goal, and if I cannot do that, I'll take the 92 detour as it is easily accessible from here.
I realize such things are a necessity, but I'll be passing through that area 10 or more times this summer, and it may be a small inconvenience.
Thanks for all of the information.
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Re: PSA Highway 50 Gunnison to Montrose roadwork closures

Post by greenonion » Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:30 pm

Thanks especially gb, Scott, and Ben. Very helpful
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Re: PSA Highway 50 Gunnison to Montrose roadwork closures

Post by johnt » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:27 am

Official website with more info and better maps:

https://www.us50info.com/
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Re: PSA Highway 50 Gunnison to Montrose roadwork closures

Post by d_baker » Sun May 23, 2021 8:32 am

Since construction has begun, has anyone traveled this portion of 50 on the weekends after they stop work for the week and open it?
Any slowdowns? Specifically at the time of re-opening?

Just curious as to what I might expect because I plan to travel through that area next weekend, on a holiday weekend at that!

Below is from the website linked above by JohnT
"UPDATE: NO NIGHT CLOSURES THIS WEEK OR NEXT WEEK 5/17-20 & 5/24-27, Open to two-way traffic at 7:30 PM. Daytime road closures are in effect with one-way alternating openings from 6:30-8:30 AM, 12:30-1:30 PM and 5:30-7:30 PM. Click here to see the full closure schedule for detailed information. The road is open to two-way traffic from Friday at 5:30 PM until Monday at 8:30 AM. Motorists should prepare for detours and traffic delays.

​OBSERVED HOLIDAY: THERE WILL BE NO CLOSURES OR WORK BEING DONE ON MONDAY 5/31 - MEMORIAL DAY
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Re: PSA Highway 50 Gunnison to Montrose roadwork closures

Post by gb » Mon May 24, 2021 7:39 am

d_baker wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 8:32 am
Since construction has begun, has anyone traveled this portion of 50 on the weekends after they stop work for the week and open it?
Any slowdowns? Specifically at the time of re-opening?



Smooth sailing from what people are saying on Facebook. But I haven't done it myself.
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Re: PSA Highway 50 Gunnison to Montrose roadwork closures

Post by Will_E » Mon May 24, 2021 1:06 pm

d_baker wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 8:32 am
Since construction has begun, has anyone traveled this portion of 50 on the weekends after they stop work for the week and open it?
Any slowdowns? Specifically at the time of re-opening?

Just curious as to what I might expect because I plan to travel through that area next weekend, on a holiday weekend at that!

Below is from the website linked above by JohnT
"UPDATE: NO NIGHT CLOSURES THIS WEEK OR NEXT WEEK 5/17-20 & 5/24-27, Open to two-way traffic at 7:30 PM. Daytime road closures are in effect with one-way alternating openings from 6:30-8:30 AM, 12:30-1:30 PM and 5:30-7:30 PM. Click here to see the full closure schedule for detailed information. The road is open to two-way traffic from Friday at 5:30 PM until Monday at 8:30 AM. Motorists should prepare for detours and traffic delays.

​OBSERVED HOLIDAY: THERE WILL BE NO CLOSURES OR WORK BEING DONE ON MONDAY 5/31 - MEMORIAL DAY
"

I’ve driven it on a few Saturday afternoons the past month and it was completely open. On Friday I hit it just before they shut down for the weekend around 4:30-5pm, so had a short wait.
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Re: PSA Highway 50 Gunnison to Montrose roadwork closures

Post by Tony1 » Mon May 24, 2021 1:16 pm

I've also gone through a couple times already and it's been completely smooth sailing for both (most recently on a Thursday night where there was no closure, as well as a Sunday afternoon).

It seems the road is being kept open overnight during the week a lot. I wonder if they're having trouble getting overnight workers.
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