News

06-2011

June News Items
Bridge Demolition to Close I-25 at 84th Avenue Tonight and Tomorrow Night
June 1, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Tonight, June 1st and tomorrow night, June 2nd, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close all lanes of northbound and southbound I-25 near 84th Avenue for bridge demolition.
Mount Evans Road Open to Summit
June 2, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) opened State Highway 5 to the top of Mount Evans today (14,264 feet).
Bridge Deck Rehabilitation to Cause Delays on Westbound I-70 at 44th Avenue This Weekend
June 3, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER—Starting at 7 p.m. tonight, June 3rd and continuing until 5:30 a.m. on Monday, June 6th, the left lane of westbound I-70 at 44th Avenue will be closed for bridge deck rehabilitation. All ramps will remain open throughout the weekend.
Busy Season Underway for Highway Construction
June 3, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is expected to have at least 35 projects under construction throughout southeastern Colorado this summer and fall, work that includes paving, bridge replacements, and minor widening.
Surface Improvement Project on Highway 50 in Poncha Springs Area
June 3, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - CHAFFEE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be chip sealing U.S. 50 on the east side of Monarch Pass next week.
Paving on Highway 115 Next Week
June 3, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be paving Nevada Avenue (State Highway 115) at the south end of Colorado Springs next week.
Road Improvement Project Begins on Highway 86
June 3, 2011 - ELBERT COUNTY – Work is underway to upgrade the road surface and improve the bridges on State Highway 86, between Kiowa and the Station Creek Bridge, 10 miles east of Kiowa.
I-70 Right Lane Closures West of Fruita
June 6, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - High water at MP 16.7, crews monitoring bridge.
Bridge Work to Close Highway 115
June 6, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close State Highway (SH) 115 at the Arkansas River Bridge for approximately two-and-a-half weeks for bridge repairs near Florence.
Paving on State Highway 9 This Week & Next
June 6, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be paving State Highway 9, south of Frisco, on Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9.
Traffic Realignment to Close Various Ramps on Southbound I-225 This Week
June 7, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA— Starting Wednesday, June 8th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will realign southbound I-225 between approximately 2nd Avenue and Mississippi Avenue to the west to accommodate the final phase of construction.
Glenwood Canyon Bike Path Remains Closed
June 7, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Major flooding along most of 12-mile path, some damage already evident.
CDOT Opens Vail Pass Bike Path on West Side Today
June 7, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY – Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews cleared snow piles with the use of loaders, snow blowers and plenty of man-hours over the past few weeks.
Traffic Realignment to Close Various Ramps on Southbound I-225 Next Week
June 8, 2011 - REVISED TRAFFIC ADVISORY - AURORA—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will not begin the realignment of southbound I-225 between approximately 2nd Avenue and Mississippi Avenue until Monday, June 13th rather than today, June 8th.
New I-70 Edwards Interchange is Complete!
June 9, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - CDOT, Eagle County, Edwards Area Metro District, contractor ACC and community mark the end of cone zones with a ribbon cutting today.
Successful Season for I-70 West Winter Programs
June 8, 2011 - Heavy Tow Quick Clearance, Chain Assistance and Courtesy Patrol aided Travelers - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) wintertime programs continued to reduce traffic congestion and delays along the Interstate 70 West corridor last winter.
Bridge Deck Rehabilitation to Cause Delays on Westbound I-70 at 44th Avenue This Weekend
June 10, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER—Starting at 7 p.m. tonight, June 10th and continuing until 5:30 a.m. on Monday, June 13th, the right lane of westbound I-70 at 44th Avenue will be closed as well as the on-ramp from Ward Road to westbound I-70 for bridge deck rehabilitation.
Fatal Crashes Mark Memorial Day Weekend
June 10, 2011 - Traffic Safety - Hundreds arrested in DUI Crackdown.
I-25 Closure at Woodmen Road Next Week
June 10, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be closing Interstate 25 at Woodmen Road early next week, allowing a new sign structure to be erected across the highway.
Traffic Realignment Temporarily Closes Various Ramps on Southbound I-225
June 14, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA— This morning, June 13th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) closed the ramp from southbound I-225 to Mississippi Avenue in order to realign southbound I-225 between approximately 2nd Avenue and Mississippi Avenue.
Surface Improvement Project on Highway 24, west of Lake George
June 15, 2011 - PARK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is paving U.S. 24 on the east side of Wilkerson Pass next week.
8,105 Colorado Drivers Get Costly Reminder to Buckle Up
June 16, 2011 - Traffic Safety - DENVER – The Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state issued 8,105 seat belt citations to drivers during the Click It or Ticket campaign, May 23 – June 5th.
CDOT Employees Honored for Saving Skier from Avalanche
June 16, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DENVER, COLORADO – Two current Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) employees and one former employee were honored during a meeting of the Colorado Transportation Commission in Denver on June 16 for their efforts to save a skier from an avalanche along U.S. 50 near Monarch Pass on February 27, 2011.
Major Resurfacing Underway on US 550 South of Montrose
June 16, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Single-lane, alternating traffic through work zone.
Record of Decision Signed for I-70 Mountain Corridor
June 16, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – After more than 20 years of extensive study, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Interstate 70 Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) today, establishing the framework for implementing major improvements on the I-70 Corridor between C-470 and Glenwood Springs.
US 160 Four Corners Area Reconstruction Update
June 17, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Rough road will exist as crews begin to remove and recycle asphalt surface on US 160, west of US 491.
Concrete Work Will Restrict Various Movements at the C-470/University Boulevard Interchange This Weekend
June 17, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS COUNTY— Starting at 9 p.m. tonight, June 17th and continuing until noon on Sunday, June 19th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will remove and replace concrete pavement on southbound University Boulevard at C-470 as part of an ongoing project.
CDOT to Begin Major Resurfacing Project on US 40 Over Muddy Pass
June 20, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GRAND/JACKSON COUNTIES – This Wednesday, June 22, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor A & S Construction will begin a project to resurface US 40 over Muddy Pass, between MP 165 and 179 (east and west of SH 14). The work was contracted to A & S Construction for $4.2 million.
Colorado Celebrates General Aviation Appreciation Month
June 20, 2011 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring June 2011 as General Aviation Appreciation Month in order to recognize the industry for its critical role in the lives of Colorado citizens and in the operation of businesses and farms.
I-70 Right Lanes Now Open West of Fruita
June 20, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - High water has receded below bridge girders, crews will continue clean-up efforts.
Another Highway 40/287 Project Begins
June 20, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Next segment of Ports-to-Plains route under construction.
Surface Improvement Project on Highway 67
June 20, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Work requires road closure – detour in place.
Bridge Work to Impact Traffic at C-470/Santa Fe Drive Interchange This Week
June 20, 2011 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS COUNTY— This week, June 20th through June 24th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install guardrail and pour the bridge deck from the new flyover ramp from southbound Santa Fe Drive to eastbound C-470. As a result, there will be various single lane closures, full closures, and ramp closures.
Surface Improvements Project on Highway 24, West of Lake George
June 20, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Project Delayed One Day - PARK COUNTY – Due to adverse weather, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) postponed today’s U.S. 24 paving operation on the east side of Wilkerson Pass.
Traffic Stops on Highway 285 Next Week
June 21, 2011 - PARK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be stopping traffic on U.S. 285 next week, allowing crews to analyze the road surface in preparation for a future paving project through South Park.
CDOT Maintenance Crews to Begin Paving Project on State Highway 71 Next Week
June 21, 2011 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - BRUSH— On Monday, June 27th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a surface treatment project on State Highway (SH) 71 also known as Colorado Avenue in Brush.
Broncos Country Caravan Tour Encourages Fans to Designate a Sober Driver
June 22, 2011 - Traffic Safety - Denver – As part of the “100 Days of Heat” DUI campaign, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and several local law enforcement agencies are joining the 2011 Broncos Country Caravan Tour to remind fans of the consequences of a DUI and the importance of having a sober designated driver.
Watch for Bicyclists on I-70 Saturday
June 23, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is advising drivers to be prepared for approximately 1300 bicyclists on Interstate 70, east of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel (EJMT), on Saturday, June 25.
I-70 West Vail Pass Project Update
June 23, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Eastbound paving to be complete in July; travelers advised of eastbound congestion in late afternoons, Mon-Thur.
Concrete Work Continues at University Boulevard/C-470 This Weekend Restricting Some Turn Movements
June 24, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS COUNTY— Starting at 9 p.m. tonight, June 24th and continuing until noon on Sunday, June 26th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will remove and replace concrete pavement on southbound University Boulevard at C-470 as part of an ongoing project.
Highway 36 Project Going on Hiatus
June 24, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - ADAMS & ARAPAHOE COUNTIES – Paving operations on U.S. 36 between the Watkins area and Bennett will be shutting down temporarily for the beginning of harvest next week.
Upcoming Lane Closures in Ten Mile Canyon
June 24, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will have single lane closures on Interstate 70 between Frisco and Copper Mountain next week to repair damaged cable rail in the median.
I-70B Project Winds Down
June 24, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project Completion Scheduled for Next Friday.
Berthoud Pass Closure
June 27, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - GRAND COUNTY – U.S. 40 over Berthoud Pass is expected to remained closed until this afternoon after a slide today at about 6 a.m. spread rocks, trees and water across the highway, about seven miles east of Winter Park.
Berthoud Pass - One Lane Open
June 27, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - GRAND COUNTY – One lane now is open on U.S. 40 at Berthoud Pass where a slide earlier today closed the entire highway, about seven miles east of Winter Park.
Berthoud Pass - Two Lanes Open
June 27, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - GRAND COUNTY – Two lanes now are open on U.S. 40 at Berthoud Pass where a slide closed the entire highway this morning (6 a.m.), about seven miles east of Winter Park.
Signals Set to Control Traffic at Holly Bridge
June 28, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PROWERS COUNTY – Traffic signals will be activated next week at the bridge reconstruction site on State Highway 89, one mile south of Holly.
Glenwood Canyon Paving Project Ending
June 28, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - All Canyon Exits Including Shoshone Now Open (Bike path remains closed, HLT Rest Area closed next week)
Northbound Parker Road Traffic To Be Realigned Onto New Bridge
June 28, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – June 29th, weather permitting, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will realign northbound Parker Road onto the new bridge over Arapahoe Road and open the ramp from eastbound Arapahoe Road to southbound Parker Road.
Bridge Work to Impact Traffic at C-470/Santa Fe Drive Interchange Thursday Night
June 29, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS COUNTY— On Thursday, June 30th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pour the bridge deck for the new flyover bridge from southbound Santa Fe Drive to eastbound C-470. As a result, there will be various lane and ramp closures from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Law Enforcement Agencies Heat Up DUI Enforcement for the 4th of July Weekend
June 30, 2011 - Traffic Safety - Coloradans Reminded to Celebrate Responsibly on Land and Water.
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