News

11-2011

November News Items
Temporary Closure of Independence Pass Today Starting at 1 PM
November 1, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Winter storm warning calls for 6 to 9 inches of snow tonight, another storm Friday; pass could stay closed for season. Public, media encouraged to sign up for wireless & e-mail alerts to stay informed about state highway road conditions and closures: http://www.coloradodot.info/.
CDOT Patrols Ready for Upcoming Snowstorm
November 1, 2011 - ICE & SNOW, TAKE IT SLOW! Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK, GILPIN, GRAND, JEFFERSON, PARK & SUMMIT COUNTIES – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance personnel are set to go on snow shift this afternoon, as a second major storm enters the state.
Open House & Public Hearing Wednesday, November 2
November 1, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - LA PLATA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announce the draft findings of the alternatives evaluation for a US 550 connection to US 160 in Grandview.
Independence Pass Closed for Season
November 2, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - LAKE/PITKIN COUNTIES – It’s official! Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews handled snow and ice on either side of Independence Pass last night and the forecast calls for more snow this Friday and through the weekend.
Drivers Cautioned About I-70 Sun Glare
November 3, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers who travel Interstate 70 about the yearly sun glare problem in the Floyd Hill area.
Girder Installation to Close Northbound I-25 and Santa Fe Drive This Weekend
November 4, 2011 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— Starting tonight, Friday, November 4th and continuing until 5:30 a.m. on Monday, November 7th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install bridge girders for the new northbound I-25 bridge over Santa Fe Drive.
Embankment Slip Repairs Underway SH 145 South of Telluride
November 4, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SAN MIGUEL COUNTY – American Civil Constructors, Inc. (ACC), contractor for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), has begun embankment repair work on SH 145 south of Telluride on Lizard Head Pass, near Trout Lake. Work is scheduled for completion in late November.
SH 82 Signal Interconnect Project Update: Work to be Suspended for Winter
November 4, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ASPEN - As part of the SH 82 Aspen signal interconnect project, Colorado Department of Transportation contractor, WL Contracting, will continue with the installation of detection loops in the lanes at the Harmony Place, Owl Creek Road and Truscott Lane intersections, completing this work by November 18th. Work will also be done off of the highway to install cable between the intersections.
24/5 Closure Set to Start on Highway 287
November 4, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CHEYENNE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Department (CDOT) will close one lane of U.S. 287 next week as part of the concrete panel replacement project, about three miles south of Kit Carson.
FASTER-Funded Safety Improvement Project Begins on Highway 12
November 7, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - LAS ANIMAS COUNTY – Work is underway on several enhancements to increase safety along a 20-mile segment of State Highway 12 between Weston and Jansen.
State Highway 131 Project Wraps Up for Winter
November 7, 2011 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work will resume in May 2012.
I-70 TeleCommunications Infrastructure Public Meeting Announcement
November 7, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Telecommunications Infrastructure along I-70 in Glenwood Canyon - GARFIELD COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the US Forest Service are considering a proposal by Canyon Summits LLC for the deployment of a contiguous telecommunications infrastructure system along I-70 in Glenwood Canyon.
24/5 Closure on Highway 287 Delayed One Week
November 7, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CHEYENNE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Department (CDOT) is postponing the week-long lane closure on U.S. 287 in the Kit Carson area until next week since snow is expected to impact travel through the area for the next couple of days.
State Highway 13 Reconstruction Project Pauses for Winter
November 8, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project located south of Meeker
Signals to be Switched Off at Holly Brige
November 8, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FASTER Bridge Project Almost Complete - PROWERS COUNTY – The traffic signals alternating northbound and southbound traffic through the bridge reconstruction site on State Highway 89 near Holly are scheduled to be removed by the middle of next week, weather permitting.
CDOT Continues Traffic Signal Safety Improvements on US 160/US 550 Through Durango
November 9, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Note to motorists: the signals will be properly timed when the project is completed; CDOT thanks you for your patience and cooperation in the meantime.
Culvert and Pipe Repair to Begin on State Highway 93
November 9, 2011 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project will reduce highway to one lane in each direction starting Monday, November 14.
Halloween Weekend Turned into Nightmare for 447 Colorado drivers
November 10, 2011 - Traffic Safety - 10 people killed in month of October - Denver, CO - Ghouls and goblins weren’t the only ones out in force over Halloween weekend.
Timpas Bridge Project Set to Start
November 10, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Bridge Enterprise funding new structure southwest of La Junta.
Grand Avenue Bridge Study Underway
November 10, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Public Invited to Open House on November 15th.
State Highway 392 Over I-25 Including Ramps to Close for Eight Days Starting on Monday to Accommodate Bridge Construction
November 10, 2011 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LARIMER/WELD COUNTY – Starting at 8 p.m. on Monday, November 14th and continuing until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22nd, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will completely close State Highway (SH) 392 over I-25 as well as all of the ramps as part of the I-25/SH 392 interchange improvement project. The frontage roads will remain open.
Traffic Realignment to Close Westbound I-70 Next Week
November 11, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— On Sunday, November 13th and Monday, November 14th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT ) will close all lanes of westbound I-70 between Central Park Boulevard and Quebec Street in order to realign traffic.
Upcoming Maintenance Projects in Pikes Peak Region
November 14, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is conducting preventative maintenance operations at various locations in the greater Colorado Springs area this week.
Rockfall Work Suspended for Winter on US 550 Red Mountain Pass
November 16, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - OURAY COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation has suspended work for the winter on a project to reduce rockfall on US 550 on Red Mountain Pass south of Ouray.
CDOT Joins MADD CO in Red Ribbon Campaign for Holiday DUI Crackdown
November 17, 2011 - Traffic Safety - Thanksgiving Heat Is On DUI Enforcement, Nov. 22-28.
Some Left Turns Now Operational for US 160/US 550 Through Durango
November 17, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - NOTE TO MOTORISTS: Signals will have different left-turn sequencing based on individual intersection needs; two left-turn lanes are now available at 32nd Street for improved traffic flow.
US 160 Grandview Interchange Opens
November 17, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Work at CR 232 east of interchange will be underway next week, weather permitting.
New US 6 Bridge Ready for Traffic
November 17, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is moving forward on the second phase of the US 6/Eagle River Bridge replacement project located one mile east of the roundabout at Eby Creek Road on US 6 in Eagle. Demolition of old bridge to begin November 21.
Guardrail and Median Work to Reduce I-25 to One Lane in Each Direction Next Week Near Johnstown
November 18, 2011 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 and continuing until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will conduct guardrail and median work on I-25 near Johnstown.
Girder Installation to Close I-25 at 84th Avenue Next Week
November 18, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – On Monday, November 21, 2011, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close all lanes of northbound and southbound I-25 near 84th Avenue to install girders for the center portion of the new 84th Avenue bridge over I-25.
Federal Grants Aimed at Improving Transportation Access for Military Families
November 21, 2011 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – Colorado will receive more than $1.3 million in federal funding for projects that will help military families and wounded warriors receive local, affordable transportation services.
CDOT Reminds Motorists to Use Caution When Driving During Chain Law Conditions
November 21, 2011 - WINTER DRIVING - Statewide Transportation Plan - Although Colorado has numerous chain stations, trucks may chain up/down along other areas of highway roadways.
Traffic Assistance Programs Set to Start on I-70
November 22, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Heavy Tow, Chain Assistance & Courtesy Patrol in place as holiday travel begins.
Hanging Lake Rest Area Closed, Nov 22 and Nov 28 - Dec 2, for Xcel Energy Project at Shoshone Dam
November 22, 2011 - Hanging Lake Trailhead accessible to pedestrians, cyclists from east.
CDOT Launches Facebook Page to Help Improve Communications and Customer Service
November 23, 2011 - Statewide - As a thank you to Coloradoans this Thanksgiving, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officially launched a Facebook page today to help improve customer service and communications by providing CDOT news and information and allowing for two-way communication with citizens.
Guardrail Work to Reduce I-25 to One Lane in Each Direction Next Week Near Johnstown
November 25, 2011 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Starting at 8 p.m. on Monday, November 28 and continuing until 6 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will conduct guardrail work on I-25 near Johnstown.
Upcoming Maintenance Projects in Pikes Peak Area
November 28, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region2 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing maintenance operations on Interstate 25 between North and South Academy Boulevard this week.
Don't Drive if You're Tipsy, Buzzed or Blitzen this Holiday Season
November 28, 2011 - Statewide - State Launches DUI Holiday Campaign as Heat Is On crackdown continues.
Federal Boulevard Closure Tomorrow and Wednesday
November 28, 2011 - Denver Metro Area/CDOT Region 6 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be closing Federal Boulevard (U.S. 287) at Colfax Avenue for a few hours over the next couple of days as part of a bridge replacement project.
Increased Thanksgiving Traffic at Eisenhower Tunnel
November 29, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT COUNTY – More people traveled Interstate 70 west of Denver over the Thanksgiving holiday this year than in 2010 but no records were set.
CDOT prepares for concrete resurfacing on US 160, Broadway south
November 29, 2011 - PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - CORTEZ – The Colorado Department of Transportation is planning to improve a section of US 160 in Cortez, from the junction with US 491 (Broadway) south for approximately 1.1 miles.
Bridge Work to Close Northbound I-25 at Santa Fe Drive Two Nights This Week
November 29, 2011 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday, December 1st, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install bridge beams for framework on the new northbound I-25 bridge at Santa Fe Drive.
Public Invited to 9th Street Widening Meeting
November 29, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CAŇON CITY – The public is invited to a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) open house regarding the upcoming widening of State Highway 115 (9th Street) between Short Street and Barium Avenue.
Single Lane Closures Expected Tonight and Tomorrow Night on Northbound I-25 at Santa Fe Drive
November 30, 2011 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— Tonight, November 30th, and tomorrow night, December 1st, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will continue steel bridge beam shoring on I-25 at Santa Fe with a single left lane closure on northbound I-25 and possible closure of the ramp from northbound Santa Fe Drive to northbound I-25 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. each night.
CDOT Patrols Ready for Upcoming Snowstorm
November 30, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - ADAMS, ARAPAHOE, CHEYENNE, DOUGLAS, ELBERT, KIT CARSON, & LINCOLN COUNTIES – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance personnel are on or set to go on snow shift tomorrow morning, as another snowstorm enters the state.
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