News

09-2011

September News Items
CDOT Provides Tips for Labor Day Weekend Travelers
September 1, 2011 - Statewide Transportation Plan - STATEWIDE— The last major summer holiday is nearing and that means motorists can expect more vehicles on Colorado highways.
Utility Work Underway on State Highway 7
September 1, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Work is in anticipation of highway project scheduled to begin in January 2012.
State Transportation Commission Urges Congress to Take Action for Transportation in Colorado
September 1, 2011 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER—As the deadline for Congressional action to preserve funding for critical transportation projects and maintain private-sector engineering and construction jobs approaches, the Colorado Transportation Commission is asking Congress to do the right thing and ensure that federal highway and transit programs and projects don’t shut down.
Wildlife Zones Legislation
September 1, 2011 - September 1 marks the reinstatement of Wildlife Zones and lowered nighttime speed limits on some key corridors.
Federal and State Officials Sign Loan to Fund Remainder of the US 36 Corridor Improvement Project
September 1, 2011 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Today, September 1st, officials from the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE), signed the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan that will allow the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to move forward with adding express lanes and other improvements to the US 36 corridor between Pecos Street and Interlocken Loop.
State Highway 52 Resurfacing Project Begins Next Tuesday
September 2, 2011 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - BOULDER COUNTY — On Tuesday, September 6, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a 4.5-mile surface treatment project on State Highway (SH) 52 from SH 119 to US 287.
100 Days of Heat Culminates with Labor Day Weekend Crackdown
September 2, 2011 - Traffic Safety - Denver, CO (September 02, 2011) – With the hottest August on record behind us, the Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state are turning up the heat by increasing DUI enforcement for the Labor Day holiday weekend with a goal of zero drug- or alcohol-related fatalities.
I-25 Closure at Woodmen Road Next Week
September 2, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be closing Interstate 25 at Woodmen Road next week, allowing the sign structure that crosses the highway to be painted.
Railroad Repairs to Close US 34 in Brush on September 6 and 7
September 2, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - MORGAN COUNTY — Next Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7, US 34 will be closed at mile marker (MM) 173 in Brush to allow for railroad repairs.
Upcoming Work to Impact Traffic in I-25/Founders Parkway Area
September 2, 2011 - CASTLE ROCK – Lane and ramp closures are scheduled next week as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) State Highway 86 (Founders Parkway) reconstruction project.
Public Comment Period for the North I-25 Final Environmental Impact Statement Extended
September 2, 2011 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - GREELEY– The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has extended the original 30-day comment period for the North I-25 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to 45 days, ending on October 3, 2011 in order to give the public and local entities more time to review the comprehensive document.
Paving on I-70 after Labor Day
September 2, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is paving two short segments of Interstate 70 between Silverthorne and the Eisenhower Tunnel next week.
Resurfacing Project to Impact Traffic in Holly Area
September 2, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PROWERS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be chip sealing U.S. 50 in and near Holly for a couple of days next week.
Railroad Project to Impact Traffic in Springfield
September 6, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - SPRINGFIELD, CO. – Railroad work will require a closure of U.S. 287 through a section of Springfield next week.
Bridge Restoration on US 50 Frontage Road in Gunnison Funded Through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise
September 6, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Twin bridges closed until summer 2012 – motorists, cyclists will detour onto US 50.
Hanging Lake Rest Area to be Closed Tomorrow for Xcel Energy Project at Shoshone Dam
September 8, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Hanging Lake Trailhead accessible to pedestrians, cyclists from east.
Repairs Underway on Glenwood Canyon Bike Path
September 8, 2011 -Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3- Right-lane closure on eastbound I-70 in the Canyon required for crane, additional equipment and access.
CDOT Installing Weather Sensors on Northbound I-25 Tonight
September 8, 2011 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Sensors will help motorists plan for driving conditions in the area.
Springfield Railroad Project Delayed
September 9, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - SPRINGFIELD, CO. – The railroad work scheduled in Springfield next week is being postponed.
I-25 Closure at Woodmen Road Postponed
September 9, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is rescheduling the closure of northbound Interstate 25 at Woodmen Road until next week.
Paving Near Tunnel Rescheduled
September 9, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is rescheduling the paving of eastbound Interstate 70, just west of the Eisenhower Tunnel, after this week’s operations were postponed due to rain.
CDOT to Host Public Hearings Next Week for the North I-25 Final Environmental Impact Statement
September 9, 2011 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - GREELEY– Next week, September 12-15, 2011, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will host three public hearings to allow members of the community to review and comment on the North I-25 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), which focuses on the Preferred Alternative and the phased approach for the implementation of the Preferred Alternative.
The Broncos and the AFC West Take Rivalry off the Field and to the Street
September 9, 2011 - Traffic Safety - Teams Challenge Their Fans to be ‘Good Sports’ and Sober Designated Drivers
US 6 Culvert Repair East of Rifle Begins Next Monday
September 12, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - A full closure of US 6 in place Sept 19 through 25.
Summer's "100 Days of Heat" Ends, Fall DUI Crackdown Begins
September 12, 2011 - Traffic Safety - CDOT, CSP & MADD Encourage Getting Sober Designated Drivers
New Roundabout Construction Begins in Georgetown
September 13, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - GEORGETOWN – Work is underway on a single lane roundabout to improve the 15th Street/Argentine Street intersection, just south of the Georgetown Interchange on Interstate 70.
State Transportation Commission Elects New Chairman - Steve Parker of Durango
September 13, 2011 - Statewide Transportation Plan - STATEWIDE - The Colorado Transportation Commission recently elected Steve Parker, of Durango, as its new chairman.
Colorado River (Green) Bridge Replacement on I-70 Frontage Road in Dotsero
September 13, 2011 - PUBLIC MEETING AND OPEN HOUSE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation is hosting an open house and public meeting to share information about the upcoming project to replace the Dotsero Colorado River (Green) Bridge, located on the I-70 Frontage Road in Dotsero.
Public Invited to Main Street Reconstruction Meeting
September 14, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - KIT CARSON, CO. – The public is invited to a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) open house regarding the upcoming reconstruction of U.S. 40/287 (Main Street) through Kit Carson.
Upcoming Closure of Highway 9
September 15, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Alternate route required for overnight travel between Summit and Park counties.
CDOT Invites Public Comment at Idaho Springs Meeting on Proposed Interstate 70 Twin Tunnels Improvements
September 15, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - September 27 Meeting Focuses on One of Corridor’s Biggest Congestion Bottlenecks
Highway 50/287 Project Set to Start
September 15, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CHEYENNE/KIOWA/PROWERS COUNTIES – Work begins next week on a surface improvement project along U.S. 287 in the Eads/Kit Carson area and U.S. 50 near Lamar.
New Pedestrian Flashing Beacons, LED Signs to Make Crossing Camino del Rio (US 550) Safer
September 16, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Crossing features a first in CDOT’s southwest region.
Bridge Replacement Underway on US 6 Over Eagle River
September 16, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work funded through Colorado Bridge Enterprise
Colorado Urges Parents and Caregivers to Get Car Seats Checked
September 16, 2011 - Traffic Safety - Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24
I-25 Closure at Woodmen Road Sunday Night
September 16, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - All northbound lanes will be closed.
Mount Evans Highway Closes for Season in Two Weeks
September 19, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Will reopen in late spring 2012
CDOT Finishes US 40 Muddy Creek Resurfacing Project
September 19, 2011 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project extends life of the highway and increases motorist safety.
I-25 Closure at Woodmen Road Tonight
September 19, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - All northbound lanes will be closed.
Bridge Deck Rehabilitation on I-270 to Close Portions of the Interstate Over Several Weekends Including This Weekend
September 21, 2011 - NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - DENVER – On Friday, September 23, 2011, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a bridge deck rehabilitation project on I-270 between York Street and Dahlia Street with a full closure of eastbound I-270 between York Street and Vasquez Boulevard.
Law Enforcement to Pace Vehicles Again on I-70
September 21, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT/CLEAR CREEK COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), in coordination with the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and Silverthorne Police Department (SPD), will be testing Rolling Speed Harmonization for a second time this weekend, along a longer stretch of Interstate 70.
Colorado Schools Encouraged to Celebrate International Walk to School Day as First Step in Creating Safe Routes to School Program
September 21, 2011 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is welcoming schools to participate in Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, as part of Colorado Pedestrian Month.
SH 82 Aspen Signal Interconnect Project to Begin
September 22, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Public Invited to Open House on September 28.
Highway 9 Closed Overnight near Hoosier Pass
September 22, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Alternate route required for overnight travel between Summit and Park counties.
Upcoming Resurfacing Projects in Walsenburg Area
September 23, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - HUERFANO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be paving two highway segments in and near Walsenburg next week.
Upcoming Maintenance Projects in Pikes Peak Area
September 26, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - TELLER/EL PASO COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be repairing segments along the highway shoulders this week, west of Colorado Springs.
CDOT Crews Paving State Highway 64 Tomorrow and Wednesday
September 26, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Speeds reduced at mile marker 69.
Hanging Lake Rest Area Closed Today for Xcel Energy Project at Shoshone Dam
September 28, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Hanging Lake Trailhead accessible to pedestrians, cyclists from east.
Paving Operations to Close Various Ramps Tonight and Tomorrow Night
September 28, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Tonight, September 28th and tomorrow night, September 29th, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews will pave two ramps in the Denver metro area to improve the roadway surface.
Paving Operations to Cause Delays on State Highway 66 Tomorrow
September 28, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - WELD COUNTY – Tomorrow, September 29th, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews will pave a small section of State Highway 66 between US 287 and I-25 to help improve the condition of the roadway.
SH 82 Aspen Signal Interconnect Project Start Delayed
September 29, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ASPEN – The Colorado Department of Transportation announced today that the signal interconnect project will begin on Monday, October 3rd. The project was originally scheduled to begin last Monday.
Highway 10 Opens Friday
September 29, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - OTERO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reopens State Highway 10 between La Junta and Walsenburg late tomorrow afternoon.
Last Ports-to-Plains Reconstruction Underway Next Week
September 30, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - KIT CARSON – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins reconstructing a 2.3-mile segment of U.S. 40/287 in the Kit Carson area on Monday, October 3.
Concrete Replacement on I-25 Starts Sunday
September 30, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will extend the life of the interstate.
I-270 Bridge Deck Rehabilitation Continues This Weekend, Resulting in a Full Eastbound Closure
September 30, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Tonight, September 30, 2011, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will continue bridge deck rehabilitation on I-270 with a full closure of eastbound I-270 between York Street and Vasquez Boulevard.
Paving on State Highway 13 Next Week
September 30, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work scheduled for Monday and Wednesday
Highway 10 Opening Postponed
September 30, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Roadway expected to reopen this weekend.
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