News

10-2010

October News Items
CDOT Maintenance to Resurface and Improve Section of US 160/550 between SH 3 and Farmington Hill
October 1, 2010 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Durango - Nighttime and weekend work will help expedite the project’s completion before winter.
Water Line Work to Close Westbound Arapahoe Road at Parker Road This Weekend
October 1, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – This weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will conduct water line work under westbound Arapahoe Road just west of Parker Road.
Sign Installation to Close Westbound Arapahoe Road Near I-25 Tomorrow
October 1, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY— On Saturday, October 2nd, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install two overhead signs on westbound Arapahoe Road near I-25.
Mt. Evans Highway Closes for Season Next Week
October 1, 2010 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is closing the lower portion of the Mount Evans Highway (State Highway 5) – between Echo Lake and Summit Lake – for the season on Monday, October 4.
Bridge Deck Pour to Close Westbound US 285 and Federal Boulevard Tonight
October 4, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER—Tonight, October 4th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pour the deck for the new Federal Boulevard bridge over US 285 (Hampden Avenue).
CDOT’S Northwest Region Names New Traffic & Safety Engineer
October 4, 2010 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Zane Znamenacek was recently appointed to the position of Traffic and Safety Program Engineer for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s northwest region (Region 3). Znamenacek has been the Operations Engineer for CDOT’s Traffic Office for the past two years.
CDOT Critical Culvert Repair on US 40, SH 13
October 4, 2010 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MOFFAT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation has a second project underway to replace critical culverts under several highways in its northwest region. Work is underway through November 19, 2010, to replace steel pipe structures on US 40 west of Elk Springs and on SH 13 just north of Craig. Tricon 2, LLC, of Castle Rock was awarded this project for $684,000.
Cascade Bridge Project Completed and Open to Traffic
October 5, 2010 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FASTER bridge replaced and reopened in less than one week!
Reducing the Risk of Rockfall on SH 145 Norwood Hill
October 5, 2010 - PROJECT UPDATE – HOLIDAY WORK SUSPENSION - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SAN MIGUEL COUNTY – Work is progressing well on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s rockfall mitigation project on SH 145 on Norwood Hill.
Access Project Underway on US 160/550 Frontage Road in Durango
October 5, 2010 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO – Nature’s Oasis and contractor Bonds Construction have begun a project to make access improvements at the US 160/550 frontage road adjacent to the store’s property.
CDOT Partners with Kaiser Permanente, local communities on new bicycle/pedestrian counting program
October 5, 2010 - Goals to track trips, better plan for multi-modal safety improvements. STATEWIDE - It’s the perfect fit—the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Bicycle and Pedestrian Unit is partnering with Kaiser Permanente Colorado on a new program to increase active transportation in the state.
International Walk to School Day is October 6 - What are your local schools doing to Celebrate?
October 5, 2010 - Statewide (October 5, 2010) - Wednesday, October 6 students from across Colorado are celebrating International Walk to School Day.
Third Through Lane of Westbound Arapahoe Road Near I-25 To Open Tonight
October 6, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY— At approximately 9 p.m. tonight, October 6th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will open the third through lane of westbound Arapahoe Road near I-25.
Safety Improvement Project Underway on C-470 and Santa Fe Drive
October 6, 2010 - NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTY—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently started a safety improvement project along C-470 and Santa Fe Drive (US 85).
Twin Creek Bridge Project Starts Tomorrow on US 24
October 6, 2010 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - DETOUR VIA COUNTY ROADS REQUIRED - TELLER COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins replacing the Twin Creek Bridge on U.S. 24, about one mile east of Florissant, on Thursday, October 7.
Project Start Delayed One Week - CDOT Maintenance to Resurface and Improve Section of US 160/550 between SH 3 and Farmington Hill
October 6, 2010 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Nighttime and weekend work will help expedite the project’s completion before winter. DURANGO – On Monday, October 11, the Colorado Department of Transportation Maintenance division will begin a project to improve the roadway surface on US 160/550 south of Durango.
October 6, Walk to School Day is a Healthy and Fun Step for Colorado Kids and promotes CDOT’s Safe Routes to School Program
October 6, 2010 - Statewide (October 6, 2010) - Students from across Colorado celebrated International Walk to School Day. Today over 211 events were implemented statewide as a way to promote and inform children and parents about the benefits of safely walking and biking to school.
Officials Designate a Portion of State Highway 56 as the Staff Sergeant Justin Bauer Memorial Highway
October 7, 2010 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LARIMER COUNTY— Today, October 7th, Colorado Senator Kevin Lundberg joined the family of Justin Bauer to designate a five-mile portion of State Highway (SH ) 56 between I-25 and US 287 as the “Staff Sergeant Justin Bauer Memorial Highway.”
Advanced Planning Essential for Air Force Academy Game
October 7, 2010 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - DOUGLAS/EL PASO COUNTIES – If you are attending this Saturday’s football game at the Air Force Academy, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is advising drivers to add plenty of additional travel time to get to Falcon Stadium in time for kickoff at noon.
New Traffic Signal at State Highway 56 and 4th Street Now Operational
October 7, 2010 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - BERTHOUD - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has completed a traffic signal upgrade project on State Highway 56 at 4th Street in Berthoud.
US 24 Twin Bridge Project Completed and Open to Traffic
October 11, 2010 - FASTER bridge replaced and reopened in four days! Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - TELLER COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has finished a majority of the work on the Twin Creek Bridge, allowing U.S. 24 to reopen between Florissant and Divide.
Cable Rail Project Underway on I-25
October 13, 2010 - Project Designed to Prevent Unsafe & Errant Shoulder Crossings. Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DOUGLAS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is installing cable rail along the shoulders of Interstate 25 to improve safety in the Castle Rock area.
I-70 Clifton Interchange – Ramp Closure This Weekend
October 13, 2010 - FASTER PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s project to improve safety and mobility on the I-70 interchange at Clifton is progressing well. This Friday and Saturday, crews will implement a closure to complete paving at the westbound off-ramp, Exit 37.
CDOT Announces Winter Maintenance Plans for the Denver Metro Area
October 14, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER METRO— Today, October 14th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced its plans for winter maintenance and snow removal in the Denver metro area.
Public Invited to Denver Hearing Regarding I-70 Mountain Corridor
October 14, 2010 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Federal Highway Administration are holding an another public hearing on the future of the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor.
Paving Operations to Restrict Turn Movements at I-25 and 104th Avenue on Sunday
October 15, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ADAMS COUNTY – On Sunday, October 17th, weather permitting, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pave the middle portion of 104th Avenue over I-25 as well as the approaches which cross over the on and off-ramps at the interchange.
Four Bridges Project Set to Start
October 15, 2010 - FASTER Funds Accelerate Structure Replacements in Southeastern Colorado - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CROWLEY/KIOWA COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins a project next week that replaces four timber bridges on State Highway (SH) 96, between Ordway and Eads.
I-25 Traffic Realignment Near 104th Avenue Postponed Until Wednesday
October 18, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ADAMS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has postponed the traffic realignment of northbound and southbound I-25 near 104th Avenue until Wednesday, October 20th due to colder temperatures.
New legislation sets “Wildlife Crossing Zones” to protect drivers and wildlife
October 18, 2010 - WILDLIFE ON THE MOVE CAMPAIGN! - STATEWIDE – Motorists are reminded to slow down, drive cautiously during wildlife migration season.
Colorado Parents Hold Key to Saving Teen Drivers’ Lives
October 18, 2010 - NATIONAL TEEN DRIVING SAFETY WEEK, OCT 17-23 - Traffic Safety - DENVER -- Parents of teenagers often feel like they do not have much influence on their kids, but when it comes to safe driving, they do – and it could mean a difference between life and death.
Pipe Work to Close I-25 Near Alameda Avenue This Week
October 18, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER —This week, Monday, October 18th through Thursday, October 21st, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install pipes under I-25 for a new storm sewer line, which will improve drainage in the area. As a result of the work, motorists can expect lane closures as well as a full closure of I-25 each night this week.
CDOT to Upgrade Traveler Information & Safety Systems Along Several Northwest Area Highways
October 18, 2010 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - NORTHWEST COLORADO – The Colorado Department of Transportation will improve communications with travelers by upgrading its Intelligent Transportation Systems on several area highways over the next month.
Bridge Work to Close Northbound I-25 at State Highway 119 Tonight
October 20, 2010 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LONGMONT – Tonight, October 20th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will completely close northbound I-25 near State Highway (SH) 119 for bridge expansion joint replacement.
Traffic Realignment Scheduled for this Weekend to Cause Major Delays on Parker Road and Arapahoe Road
October 21, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – This weekend, October 23rd and October 24th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will realign Parker Road to the west approximately 200 feet and eastbound Arapahoe Road to the south approximately 25 feet to accommodate the construction of the new Parker Road bridge over Arapahoe Road. This temporary alignment will be in place through May 2011.
CDOT Repairs Retaining Wall on US 50 Over Cerro Summit, Lane Closed Through December
October 22, 2010 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MONTROSE COUNTY – Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began a project to repair a retaining wall below US 50 on Cerro Summit (MP 104.3), about 12 miles east of Montrose.
Independence Pass is Temporarily Closed
October 25, 2010 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - (Re-open pending impacts of winter storm) Severe winter storm warning – motorists are urged to prepare vehicles for winter driving, refer to Winter Driving Tips at: http://www.dot.state.co.us/TravelInfo/WinterDriving/Index.cfm
Bridge Replacement Project Underway on State Highway 138
October 26, 2010 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - LOGAN AND SEDGWICK COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently began a bridge replacement project on US 138 in Sedgwick and Logan counties.
Overnight Closure of I-70 – West of Tunnel
October 26, 2010 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close Interstate 70 between the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel (EJMT) and Silverthorne tonight to allow maintenance crews to clear snow from the left lane, currently closed to traffic for median barrier construction.
Updated - Overnight Closure of I-70 – West of Tunnel
October 26, 2010 - UPDATED TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close Interstate 70 between the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel (EJMT) and Silverthorne tonight to allow maintenance crews to clear snow from the left lane, currently closed to traffic for median barrier construction.
Bridge Deck Repairs to Close US 6
October 27, 2010 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - MORGAN COUNTY – Starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 28th and continuing until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29th, US 6 at milepost 373.256, which is just east of Brush, will be completely closed for bridge deck repairs.
Cops Haunt Colorado Roadways this Halloween Looking for Drunk Drivers
October 28, 2010 - Traffic Safety - Worst Nightmare Already Comes True for 1,813 Arrested for DUI This Fall - Denver, CO – Ghouls and goblins won’t be the only ones out in force this Halloween weekend.
Bridge Demolition to Close I-25 at Alameda Avenue Next Week
October 29, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER —Next week, Sunday, October 31st through Thursday, November 4th, the Colorado Department of Transportation will demolish the center portion of the Alameda Avenue bridge over I-25 as part of an ongoing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project.
Bridge Deck Repairs on US 6 to Continue into Next Week, Bridge to Remain Closed Over the Weekend
October 29, 2010 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - MORGAN COUNTY – Yesterday, October 28th, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews started bridge deck repairs on US 6 at milepost 373.256, which is just east of Brush.
Patching to Cause Delays on Arapahoe Road at Parker Road Tomorrow
October 29, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Tomorrow, October 30th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will conduct emergency asphalt patching on eastbound and westbound Arapahoe Road at Parker Road. The work will require various single and double lane closures from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Ramp Closures to Impact I-225 Traffic at Alameda Avenue and Mississippi Avenue This Weekend
October 29, 2010 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA— On Saturday, October 30th and Sunday, October 31st, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be conducting work on various ramps along I-225 as part of an ongoing widening project.
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