News

07-2011

July News Items
4th Street Bridge Project: Finished!
July 1, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - All lanes now open around the clock on Colorado’s longest highway bridge span.
CDOT, City & School District Install New Traffic Signal at US 285 and 10th Street
July 1, 2011 - ALAMOSA - Through the collaborative efforts of the Alamosa School District RE-11J, the City of Alamosa and the Colorado Department of Transportation, construction for the new traffic signal at US Highway 285 and 10th Street is underway.
Paving on State Highway 9 Tomorrow
July 5, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be paving a segment of State Highway 9 near Breckenridge on Wednesday, July 6.
CDOT Recessed Paving & Milling for the Day as Holiday Traffic Continues to Flow from the High Country
July 5, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY – CDOT’s contractor performing safety improvements on Vail Pass recessed milling and paving in the eastbound lanes for the day shortly before noon because of the unexpectedly high traffic counts and traffic delays.
Variable Message Sign Upgrades on I-70 West Update
July 6, 2011 - PROJECT UPDATE - Eastbound lane closures tomorrow night, a single 20-minute stop of eastbound traffic (see Travel Impacts item 3 below).
US 160 Wolf Creek Pass West Safety Improvement Update
July 6, 2011 - PROJECT UPDATE - Another crash reminds drivers to slow down on curves; Colorado State Patrol present at work zone, fines doubled for speeding.
Paving Operations to Cause Major Delays on Hampden Avenue Near Knox Court and Lowell Boulevard This Weekend
July 7, 2011 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— On Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pave Hampden Avenue near Knox Court/Lowell Boulevard in order to raise the grade of the pavement up approximately 10-12 inches, which will improve drainage and safety.
Watch for More Cyclists in Loveland Pass Area This Weekend
July 7, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1- Hazardous Materials Trucks Required to Use Eisenhower Tunnel.
Popular Hanging Lake Rest Area & Trailhead to Remain Open During Rock Scaling
July 8, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Single-lane, alternating traffic on access road starting today.
US 40 Intersection Resurfacing in Steamboat
July 8, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - CDOT Maintenance Crews to Resurface Intersection of US 40 at Trafalger Drive/Hilltop Parkway Over Two Days Next Week.
CDOT Maintenance Crews to Resurface Highway in San Luis Valley
July 8, 2011 - Motorists urged to drive slowly through the work zones to avoid chipped windshields.
Resurfacing Moves North on Highway 115
July 8, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT/EL PASO COUNTIES – Rotomilling and paving operations on State Highway 115 are finished in the Florence area and are now underway north of Penrose.
Bridge Deck Pour to Close Lanes on I-270 and I-70 This Weekend
July 8, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— Starting on Saturday, July 9th and continuing into the morning of Sunday, July 10th, crews will pour the bridge deck for the new Central Park Boulevard bridge over I-70 and I-270. As a result, there will be various lane closures on I-270 and I-70 Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Paving Operations on State Highway 9
July 8, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be paving State Highway 9 next week, north and south of Breckenridge.
Informational Public Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday to Discuss Upcoming Project at I-25/State Highway 392
July 11, 2011 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LARIMER/WELD COUNTY – On Wednesday, July 13th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will host an informational public meeting regarding the I-25/State Highway (SH) 392 interchange improvement project that will begin in late July or early August 2011.
Interchange Improvement Project Begins on I-25 at Santa Fe Drive
July 11, 2011 - DENVER— Today, July 11th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began an interchange improvement project at the I-25/Santa Fe Drive interchange that will make a variety of improvements to the infrastructure and operations of the highway.
Public Encouraged To Review, Comment On Alternatives for Improving I-70 Silverthorne/Dillon Interchange
July 11, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Citizens are invited to a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) public meeting next week where alternatives to improve the Interstate 70 Silverthorne/Dillon Interchange (Exit 205) will be presented.
Guardrail Work at MLK Interchange Today
July 13, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be repairing guardrail on the ramp from westbound Martin Luther King Jr. Bypass (U.S. 24) to northbound Interstate 25 on Wednesday, July 13.
CDOT Maintenance Work on US 40 Next Week
July 13, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Highway Resurfacing in Two Locations.
West Section of Glenwood Canyon Bike Path Opens Today
July 13, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Path now open between Glenwood Springs and Grizzly Creek Rest Area.
CDOT to Resurface Section of US 550 North of NM State Line Next Week
July 14, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - LA PLATA COUNTY – Next week, Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews will resurface a six-mile section of US 550 north of the New Mexico State line. The asphalt overlay will be done between mile markers 4 and 10.
Xcel Energy to add third construction site to pipeline work along US 6 in Eagle County
July 14, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Edwards-to-Minturn, Colo., natural gas work to continue to October – only one work zone to impact travel.
CDOT to Resurface Section of US 550 Just South of Farmington Hill Next Week
July 14, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - LA PLATA COUNTY – Next week, Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews will resurface a one-mile section of US 550 south of Farmington Hill. The asphalt overlay will be done between mile markers 14 and 15.
Rock Scaling Work on Highway 285 Tomorrow
July 14, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - PARK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be conducting rock scaling operations on U.S. 285 at the foot of Kenosha Pass on Friday, July 15.
SH 145 Resurfacing Begins Next Week
July 15, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Section north of Dolores to receive chip seal surface; motorists cautioned to drive slowly through work zone.
Concrete Work to Close Lane on Eastbound I-270 This Weekend
July 15, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— Tomorrow, July 16th, crews will be conducting concrete work on eastbound I-270 as part of the Central Park Boulevard interchange project. As a result, one lane of eastbound I-270 between Quebec Street and I-70 will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Highway 10 Improvement Project Set to Start
July 15, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Work requires highway closure for about two months.
SH 82 Independence Pass Chip Seal Today, Tomorrow; SH 82 frontage on Wednesday, next Monday
July 18, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - West section of the pass to receive chip seal surface; motorists cautioned to drive slowly through work zone. Motorists cautioned to drive slowly through work zone.
Highway 119 Resurfacing Set to Start near Black Hawk
July 19, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - GILPIN COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins rotomilling and paving State Highway 119 through North Clear Creek Canyon on Monday, July 25.
Highway 36 Project Resumes
July 19, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - ADAMS & ARAPAHOE COUNTIES – Paving operations on U.S. 36 between the Watkins area and Bennett have resumed after the project was suspended on July 1 for harvest.
Road Damage Reduces Lanes on Parker Road
July 19, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - DOUGLAS COUNTY – Only one lane is open on northbound State Highway 83 (South Parker Road), a couple of miles south of Parker, after the concrete road surface buckled due to the hot temperatures.
Large Trucks Required to Use Specific Lane on Floyd Hill
July 20, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is restricting large trucks to the right or left lane on westbound Interstate 70, as reconstruction continues on the bridge crossing Clear Creek and U.S. 6 at the bottom of Floyd Hill.
State Reminds Motorists to Buckle Up Day AND Night
July 20, 2011 - Traffic Safety - Nighttime Enforcement for Click It or Ticket, July 21 – July 27
Safety-Improvements Underway on SH 172 South of US 160
July 20, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Commuters between Ignacio-Durango advised to plan for some travel delays, Monday through Friday.
Bridge Work to Close US 36 Near 80th Avenue Tonight and Tomorrow Night
July 20, 2011 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - WESTMINSTER– Tonight and tomorrow night, July 20th and 21st, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will conduct bridge work at 80th Avenue over US 36. The work will require various full closures of US 36 each night.
Edwards to Minturn – Xcel Energy project adds third work crew this week, closures on US 6 required
July 21, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Natural gas project to finish in October - EAGLE COUNTY – Xcel Energy has added a third construction crew on its Edwards-to-Minturn project to ensure the work is completed by October 2011. The schedule of work for all crews this week is included below.
Highway 36 Project Going on Hold for Harvest
July 21, 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 again tomorrow (Friday, July 22) for the resumption of harvest.
I-70 West Vail Pass Construction Travel Update
July 21, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Westbound I-70 backed up today from the top of Vail Pass due to slow moving oversized load through the construction zone.
Highway 96 Bridge Project: Two Detours Gone – Two to Go
July 21, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CROWLEY/KIOWA COUNTIES – Traffic signals have been removed at two bridge construction sites on State Highway 96 between Ordway and Eads.
Highway Resurfacing & Safety Improvements Begin Next Week on SH 91 North of Leadville
July 22, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - LAKE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project on July 27 to improve State Highway 91 north of Leadville from milepost 0 continuing to milepost 12.
CDOT Crews to Stripe State Highway 82 Through Independence Pass
July 22, 2011 - UPCOMING STRIPING PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Clarification: The striping project will not occur in the city of Aspen. All striping will take place east of the city from mile marker (MM) 58 to MM 73 on July 25 and July 26 and from MM 42 to MM 58 on August 2.
Paving Operations to Cause Major Delays on Hampden Avenue Near Knox Court & Lowell Blvd This Weekend
July 22, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— On Saturday, July 23rd and Sunday, July 24th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pave Hampden Avenue near Knox Court/Lowell Boulevard in order to raise the grade of the pavement up approximately 10-12 inches, which will improve drainage and safety. As a result of the work, motorists can expect major traffic impacts throughout the weekend.
Concrete Work to Close Lanes on I-270 Tomorrow
July 22, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— Tomorrow, July 23rd, crews will be conducting concrete work on eastbound I-270 as part of the Central Park Boulevard interchange project. As a result, one lane of eastbound I-270 between Quebec Street and I-70 will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Concrete Work Continues at University Boulevard/C-470 This Weekend Restricting Some Turn Movements
July 22, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS COUNTY— Starting at 9 p.m. tonight, July 22nd and continuing until noon on Sunday, July 24th, 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.
Mount Evans Highway to Close for Bike Race
July 22, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – State Highway 5 – the Mount Evans Highway – will be temporarily closed to traffic for a bike race tomorrow.
CDOT Crews to Conduct Emergency Repairs on State Highway 14 West of Cameron Pass
July 26, 2011 - NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - JACKSON COUNTY — On Wednesday, August 3rd, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin emergency slope repairs on State Highway (SH) 14 on the west side of Cameron Pass near the town of Gould.
SH 92 Resurfacing Begins Next Week
July 27, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Section east of Crawford (Blue Mesa area) to receive chip seal surface; motorists cautioned to drive slowly through work zone.
Highway 8 Project Set to Start in Morrison Area
July 27, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Work requires ramp closures at U.S. 285. JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins road and bridge improvements on State Highway 8 next week, just south of Morrison.
Guardrail Project Underway Near Colorado City
July 27, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is installing median guardrail and cable rail at various locations along Interstate 25 to improve safety in the Colorado City area.
Due to Heavy Rain, State Highway 82 Independence Pass Striping Project to Continue Next Week
July 27, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Hour-long travel delays on Tuesday possible; motorists urged not to drive over wet striping.
State Highway 13 to be Resurfaced Next Week
July 27, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY — Next week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will resurface State Highway (SH) 13 four miles north of Rifle from MM 12 to MM 16.
Crews to Realign Westbound Arapahoe Road Near Parker Road Tonight
July 27, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Tonight, July 27th, weather permitting, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will realign westbound Arapahoe Road to the south in order to reconstruct the lanes for final alignment.
Surface Improvement Project on Powers Boulevard
July 28, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is chip sealing a two-mile segment of State Highway 21 (Powers Boulevard) near the Colorado Springs Airport next week.
Tickets to Begin August 1st for Booster Seat Violations
July 28, 2011 - Traffic Safety - Kids up until age 8 required to be in booster or car seat or face $82 fine.
Chip Seal Resurfacing on Highway 94
July 28, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is chip sealing five miles of State Highway 94 in the Rush area next week.
Concrete Work Continues at University Boulevard/C-470 This Weekend
July 29, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS COUNTY— Starting at 9 p.m. tonight, July 29th, and continuing until noon on Sunday, July 31st, 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.
Loveland Pass Closed at Approximately 3 a.m. This Sunday
July 29, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Traffic routed to I-70, hazardous material loads directed to Eisenhower Tunnel.
Open Houses Set for Colorado State Rail Plan
July 29, 2011 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER —The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be holding open houses throughout the state to receive public input on various elements of Colorado’s State Freight and Passenger Rail Plan (SFPRP).
Geologic Project Starts Next Week along Highway 285
July 29, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Work requires occasional lane closures near Kenosha Pass
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