US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon Construction

Montrose Memorial Hospital is aware of the construction project taking place on Highway 50 approx. halfway between Gunnison and Montrose and realize it will impact our patients. Here are details we would like to provide to help you through this time:

Project Dates
The Little Blue Creek Canyon Construction Project will take place between April 1, 2021 and November 2022, during which travelers should expect significant delays. There will be a lull in project activity between November 2021 and March 2022, during which impacts on our patients should be minimal.



The construction discussed here will take place on a stretch of road about halfway between Montrose and Gunnison.






Project Times
The biggest impact of this construction is the reduced timeframe for travel on this section of road.

April 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Weekdays: Open 6:30am-8:30am, 12:30pm-1:30pm, and 5:30pm-7:30pm
Weekends: Open Friday 5:30pm – 8:30am Monday
Night time closures from 7:30pm-6:30am

May 1, 2022 – November 2022
Alternating traffic from 6:30am-7:30pm (Maximum of 30 minutes per passage)
Nighttime closures continue Monday-Thursday 7:30pm-6:30am


Tools for Receiving Care
In addition to traveling during open times, another option our patients may have is telehealth services. Telehealth is available when deemed appropriate by your provider. If you are interested in this service, talk to your provider and see if this is an opportunity for you.

Should you find yourself in Montrose longer than you intended, we have agreements in place with The Holiday Inn Express (1391 S. Townsend Ave., (970) 240-1800) and Hampton Inn (1980 N. Townsend Ave., (970) 252-3300) to provide reduced rates for our patients.

Please work closely with the scheduler making your appointments. We will do all we can to assist in making your appointments easier.

We know our Friends & Family choose us for our nationally recognized care. We look forward to continuing to be your healthcare resource of choice!