Contact Us

Five Mesa County Highways That Desperately Need Improvements

Google Street View - Loma
Google Street View – Loma

Five of the worst stretches of highway in Colorado are located in Mesa County and these roads are in desperate need of improvement.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says 80% of Colorado’s highways have moderate to high drivability life, which means they are in pretty good shape. However, 20% of our roads have what they call low drivability life, which means they have less than four years of acceptable driving conditions.

On the map, pink lines indicate low drivability life, blue is moderate, and green would be the best roads.

Colorado Highway Conditions

Unfortunately, pavement doesn’t last forever and roads deteriorate over time with use and weather. Roads are expensive to maintain and repair, which partly explains why many roads never receive adequate improvements.

Here are five stretches of highway in Mesa County that CDOT says fall below the standard for at least moderate drivability life based on smoothness, cracking, rutting, and safety.

HIGHWAY 6 – Clifton to Palisade

HIGHWAY 141 – Clifton to B 1/2 Road

HIGHWAY 50 – From the Riverside Parkway to 29 Road

HIGHWAY 340 – Grand Junction to Fruita

HIGHWAY 50 – Grand Junction to Mack

CDOT says it is looking at ways to extend the life of Colorado’s highways, while at the same time deal with a shortage of available revenue.


NEXT: Colorado's Most Dangerous Roads

Best of 95 Rock

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WFS Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WFS Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.