Camino Crossing Project

HAWK crossing 12th

COMING SOON! Camino del Rio Pedestrian/Bicycle Crossing Study, prepared for the City of Durango by PST Engineering


3/20/20 Status: The heart of historic downtown Durango extends from 5th Street to 14th Street, from Camino del Rio to East 3rd Avenue. This area was developed during an era when walking was a primary mode of transport, and even today walking and bicycling are favored modes in the corridor for short to medium-length trips. Camino also serves as a primary north/south highway corridor in the state and accommodates a steadily increasing amount of freight and motorist traffic. Therefore, the Camino corridor itself is largely vehicle-centric.

Running parallel to Camino throughout the downtown corridor, the Animas River Trail (ART) is the centerpiece of the City of Durango’s trail system. It stretches nearly 7 miles through Durango’s Animas River Greenway. The ART serves as the spine of the city’s overall trail network and provides easy access to a variety of parks, open spaces and natural surface trails. The ART is a recreational trail as well as an important component of the city’s transportation network. The ART is used extensively by area residents and visitors alike and is consistently rated as one of Durango’s top amenities.

The City of Durango recognizes the need to provide a safe and convenient crossing for pedestrians and cyclists between the ART and downtown Durango from 6th to 12th Streets. With a focus on safety and connectivity, the City contracted a study in fall of 2019 to explore the feasibility of under-, over-, or at-grade crossings at each intersection from 6th Street (College Drive) to 12th Street along Camino del Rio. The completed study will be posted here, and followed by a public process to gather comments from the community.

Public process schedule:

As a proactive mitigation effort, the City of Durango is coordinating with San Juan Basin Public Health and La Plata County to take measures to ensure our staff and community members are not exposed to or contributing to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Public meetings and events scheduled through May 10 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. 

CANCELED: 3/25 Multimodal Advisory Board meeting
VIRTUAL RESCHEDULE: 4/15 Multimodal Advisory Board meeting (details forthcoming)
VIRTUAL RESCHEDULE: 4/23 Camino Crossing Study Public meeting (deatils forthcoming)

For more information, email multimodal@durangogov.org or call (970) 375-4901.