News

12-2011

December News Items
Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways to Offer Kid-Healthy Family Vacations in 2012
December 1, 2011 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – Five Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways have been selected to develop new kid-healthy packages for family travel.
Kit Carson Highway Project Shutting Down for Winter
December 1, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - KIT CARSON, CO. – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be suspending the U.S. 40/287 reconstruction project through Kit Carson for the winter next week.
Public Invited to Hearing for New Pueblo Freeway
December 1, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are holding a public hearing next week on the future of Interstate 25 through Pueblo.
Westbound US 34 Bypass Closed This Weekend
December 1, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour will be in place via US 34 business route - LARIMER/WELD COUNTIES — Beginning Friday, December 2 at 6 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close westbound US 34 west of 95th Avenue near Greeley.
Repairs to Continue on Cameron Pass Until Early 2012
December 1, 2011 - Northwestern and Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Regions 3 and 4 - Roadway will be open but reduced to one lane
Guardrail Work to Reduce I-25 to One Lane in Each Direction Next Week Near Johnstown
December 2, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will begin Sunday evening.
US 287 Detour in Place Monday at Dry Creek Bridge
December 2, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour will be in place until May 2012 north of Fort Collins.
435 Arrests during Thanksgiving DUI Crackdown
December 2, 2011 - Traffic Safety - Heat is on Holiday Crackdown Continues through Jan. 2nd.
24 Hour Lane Closures on Federal Boulevard at Colfax Avenue to Cause Delays Next Week
December 2, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER - Beginning Monday, December 5th, at 7:00 a.m. and continuing through Wednesday, December 7th, at 4:00 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the left lane of northbound and southbound Federal Boulevard at Colfax Avenue to rebuild an existing manhole in the center of Federal Boulevard as part of a bridge replacement project.
Three Separate Projects Get Underway in Glenwood Canyon Next Week
December 2, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work zones will affect travel briefly through - and on either side of - Hanging Lake Tunnel.
CDOT to Surface Seal State Highway 63 Throughout December
December 6, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work begins tomorrow morning north of Anton.
CDOT Suspends Work for Winter on US 550 South of Durango
December 6, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - End of travel impacts at US 550 and CR 302 until spring 2012.
Rock Scaling Today on US 40 in Mount Harris Canyon
December 7, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Maintenance work will begin at 10 a.m.
24/9 Closure Set for Highway 287
December 7, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CHEYENNE/KIOWA COUNTIES – 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 10 miles south of Kit Carson (county line area).
Girder Installation to Close I-25 at Belleview Avenue This Weekend, Major Delays Expected
December 9, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— This weekend, double lane closures and full closures of northbound and southbound I-25 near Belleview Avenue will be in place to allow crews to install bridge girders on the Union Avenue bridge over I-25.
Closures This Weekend at I-25 and State Highway 392
December 9, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - I-25 will be closed Sunday evening and traffic rerouted via the off- and on-ramps
Durango Selected as Start of Stage 1 for 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
December 12, 2011 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - International cycling race begins August in Southwestern Colorado.
Officials Celebrate Completion of the Southbound Santa Fe Drive to Eastbound C-470 Flyover
December 12, 2011 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS COUNTY – Today, December 12th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Douglas County and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the opening of the new flyover ramp from southbound Santa Fe Drive to eastbound C-470, four months ahead of schedule and approximately $600,000 under budget.
Cameron Pass to Remain Open Throughout Holiday Season
December 13, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Roadway will be open but reduced to one lane.
Rockfall work in Glenwood Canyon to cause 20-minute Stops - both directions - this Thursday
December 14, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD CANYON – The Colorado Department of Transportation and rockfall contractor Yenter Companies continues work on rockfall mitigation and rockfall fence repair in Glenwood Canyon, just west of Hanging Lake Tunnel between mile markers 121 and 124.
CDOT Repairs Shoulder Erosion on SH 139 Douglas Pass Next Week
December 14, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will repair two sections of damage to the shoulder on SH 139 on Douglas Pass.
CDOT, Georgetown Celebrate New Roundabout
December 14, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Majority of project funded by FASTER.
Colorado Launches New DUI Resource Website During Holiday Heat is On Campaign
December 15, 2011 - Traffic Safety - New website aimed at Coloradans arrested during DUI enforcement.
New Messaging for Chain Law
December 15, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is modifying the messages on its electronic signs to assist truckers when the chain law goes into effect.
I-70 Speed Harmonization Begins Sunday
December 16, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Program extended to bottom of Floyd Hill.
CDOT Set to Battle Winter Driving Conditions Over Next Few Months
December 16, 2011 - ICE & SNOW, TAKE IT SLOW! Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – With the upcoming holidays and the beginning of winter next week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) publicized its adverse weather maintenance plans for southeastern Colorado today.
Traffic Realignment to Close Colfax Avenue Ramp to Southbound I-225 Tomorrow
December 16, 2011 - Denver Metro Area/CDOT Region 6 - Tomorrow, December 17th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., the ramp from Colfax Avenue to southbound I-225 will be completely closed in order to realign traffic to the east onto the newly reconstructed portion of the ramp.
Bridge Demolition to Close Federal Boulevard and Colfax Avenue Tonight
December 19, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Tonight, December 19th, the Colorado Department of Transportation will demolition a portion of the eastern half of the Federal Boulevard (State Highway 88) bridge over Colfax Avenue (US 40).
Major Milestone Reached in Cameron Pass Project
December 20, 2011 - Northern Colorado/CDOT Regions 3 and 4 - Work continues this week, pass to remain open during holidays.
CDOT's Region 4 Wins Executive Director's Award
December 21, 2011 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Award recognizes superior performance by CDOT employees.
US 6/US 24 Xcel Pipework Finished
December 21, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Final resurfacing scheduled for June.
No Excuse to Drink & Drive this New Year's Eve
December 27, 2011 - Traffic Safety - Free RTD rides and Cab Vouchers available as DUI crackdown intensifies.
Concrete Pouring Continues This Week on Cameron Pass
December 27, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Pass will remain open through New Year’s holiday.
Highway 287 Project Shut Down for Season
December 27, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CHEYENNE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has suspended the U.S. 287 concrete panel replacement project between Kit Carson and Eads for the winter.
I-25 On-Ramps Closed Tonight at Crossroads Boulevard and Harmony Road
December 28, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Ramps closed from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. so crews can move equipment across the interstate.
CDOT's Region 3 Awarded "Trail Supporter of the Year" by Eco Eagle Valley Trails Committee
December 28, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Award acknowledges CDOT’s efforts to support bicyclist and pedestrian needs.
More Traffic Expected for New Year's
December 29, 2011 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state over the New Year’s weekend.
Signal Upgrades on I-70 B and US 6 in Clifton Continue through January
December 29, 2011 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA COUNTY – Colorado Department of Transportation contractor WL Contractors is progressing with upgrades to the traffic signals at the intersection of I-70B (business route) and US 6 in Clifton.
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