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05-2012

May News Items
As Spring Weather Revs Up, Stay Alert and Watch for Motorcycles
May 1, 2012 - Traffic Safety - May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
Resurfacing Project Resumes on I-70 Between Holly Street and Quebec Street
May 2, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has resumed a resurfacing and bridge deck repair project on I-70 between Holly Street and Quebec Street following a winter shutdown that began in November 2011.
Resurfacing Project on US 36 to Begin Next Week
May 2, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – On Sunday, May 6th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a resurfacing project on US 36 between I-25 and Pecos Street and on Broadway (State Highway 224) under US 36.
Concrete Replacement on I-25 Restarts Tonight
May 2, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will extend the life of the interstate.
Colorado Law Enforcement Officers Honored as Traffic Safety Heroes
May 2, 2012 - Traffic Safety - Denver – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is recognizing several Colorado law enforcement agencies and individual officers for their outstanding dedication to traffic safety in 2011.
Survey Work to Cause Delays on US 36 Tonight and Tomorrow Night
May 2, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Tonight, May 2nd and tomorrow night, May 3rd, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will have various single lane closures on eastbound and westbound US 36 between Federal Boulevard and Wadsworth Boulevard to accommodate survey work for the upcoming construction on US 36.
Public-Private Partnership to enhance Communications in Clear Creek Canyon
May 2, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Project requires week-long closures of Highway 6 through end of June.
CDOT to Resurface US 285 North/South of Center
May 2, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SAN LUIS VALLEY - The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project next Monday, May 7, to resurface a stretch of US 285 north and south of Center, in both Saguache and Rio Grande counties (between mile posts 60 and 77).
Trip Travel Times Now Posted Between Boulder and Denver
May 3, 2012 - TRAVEL ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Information will help motorists better plan for travel.
Vail Bike Path Opening Friday Morning
May 3, 2012 - TRAVEL ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Thanks to a mild winter, crews opened path sooner than expected.
Yes! Independence Pass Will Open Early
May 3, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - CDOT crews finishing up work on pass, plan to open the road at next Friday, May 11, at 9 a.m.
I-70 Westbound Glenwood Canyon Concrete Reconstruction
May 3, 2012 - PROJECT ENDING EARLY! Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Contractor completes work 10 days early - westbound lanes open.
Community Input Helps SH 82 Grand Avenue Bridge Project
May 4, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Public Comment Period Closes for Open House.
Single Lane Closures Start Sunday on I-25 at State Highway 392
May 4, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Additional lane closures will be necessary on I-25 frontage road.
CDOT Upgrading Traveler Information Signs Along Some Highways
May 4, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE TELLURIDE AREA - Statewide Transportation Plan - GARFIELD, GRAND, HUERFANO, MESA, MOFFAT, PITKIN, SUMMIT, AND SAN MIGUEL COUNTIES —The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) continues its project—begun in February—to improve communications with travelers throughout the state by upgrading Intelligent Transportation Systems on several area highways by installing new electronic variable message signs (VMS) in multiple locations.
Bridge Demolition to Close 17th Avenue and Corresponding Ramps to I-25 Next Week
May 4, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER - Starting at 6:00 a.m. Monday, May 7th, and continuing through 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 11th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin bridge demolition as part of an ongoing project that replaces I-25 bridge over the South Platte River, also known as the “Bronco Arch” bridge.
CDOT Refreshes/Replaces Highway Markings on SH 82, Aspen to Glenwood, and on I-70 from Glenwood to Vail Pass
May 4, 2012 - MOBILE STRIPING OPERATIONS - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD, EAGLE, PITKIN COUNTIES – Colorado Department of Transportation Traffic and Safety divisions statewide have begun striping operations statewide, refreshing or replacing traffic markings on state highways as they do each spring.
Girder Installation to Close Federal Boulevard/Colfax Avenue Interchange Monday Night
May 4, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Monday, May 7th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install twelve bridge girders over east and west Colfax for the new Federal Boulevard (State Highway 88) bridge over Colfax Avenue (US 40).
Girder Installation on Federal Boulevard/Colfax Avenue Interchange Rescheduled for Tuesday Night
May 7, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has rescheduled bridge girder installation originally set for tonight, May 7th, to now take place Tuesday, May 8th, due to inclement weather.
I-70 West Parachute Interchange Project Update
May 7, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY – UPDATED INFORMATION: The Colorado Department of Transportation and its contractor, SEMA Construction, have closed a single east- and westbound lane of traffic along I-70 and US 6 to begin construction of new exits ramps at the I-70 West Parachute Interchange.
Rock Scaling Operations to Close State Highway 119 Tomorrow in Boulder Canyon
May 7, 2012 - TRAVEL ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - With today’s rockfall activity, crews will ensure additional rocks are not loose at this time.
CDOT Announces 2012 Construction Projects for Northwest Colorado
May 8, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has officially kicked off the 2012 construction season in northwest Colorado.
Resurfacing Projects to Impact Traffic in Southern Colorado
May 8, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - LAS ANIMAS/PUEBLO COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be chip sealing three highway segments in the Trinidad, Branson and Walsenburg areas over the next couple of weeks.
Final I-225 Widening Project Begins with Bridge Demolition That Will Close I-225 This Weekend
May 9, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) have begun a safety and capacity improvement project that will widen I-225 between Mississippi Avenue and Parker Road to accommodate three lanes in each direction with an additional auxiliary lane.
Interchange Reconstruction Begins Thursday on State Highway 83
May 9, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - PARKER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is partially closing the State Highway 83 (Parker Road)/Crown Crest Boulevard intersection tomorrow for reconstruction as part of an upcoming resurfacing project through Parker.
Work Begins Monday on State Highway 392 Resurfacing East of I-25
May 11, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project scheduled for completion by December 2012.
Bridge Demolition to Close I-225 This Weekend
May 11, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA—Tonight, May 11th and tomorrow night May 12th, weather permitting, crews will demolish the Yale Avenue bridge over I-225 and remove the pedestrian bridge over I-225 as part of a widening/light rail extension project on I-225 between Mississippi Avenue and Parker Road.
I-70 Off and On Ramps Closed at Canyon Creek Next Week
May 11, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - GARFIELD COUNTY — From Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 17, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be milling and repaving the I-70 off- and on-ramps at mile marker (MM) 109, Canyon Creek exit, west of Glenwood Springs.
Highway Construction Set to Move into High Gear
May 11, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning or completing work on 30 projects totaling $194.4 million throughout southeastern Colorado this construction season.
Clear Creek Canyon Closure Moves East Next Week
May 11, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - JEFFERSON COUNTY – The closure of U.S. 6 though Clear Creek Canyon shifts from west to east Sunday night.
SH 114 Saguache West Maintenance Chip Seal
May 14, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews will complete a three-day chip seal resurfacing on SH 114, Monday, May 21, through Wednesday, May 23.
US 6 Eagle River Bridge Project Completed Under Budget
May 15, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Ribbon cutting ceremony to be held Wednesday.
Project to Resurface and Widen US 6 Between Eagle and Wolcott Now Underway
May 15, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project connects two previously completed projects in the area.
Independence Pass Temporary Closure This Saturday Morning for Annual Ride
May 16, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - LAKE/PITKIN COUNTIES – The pass will close temporarily this Saturday morning (May 19) for the Ride for the Pass, an annual fundraiser for the Independence Pass Foundation.
CDOT Project Will Improve US 50 from Whitewater East and West
May 16, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA/DELTA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project on Monday, May 21, to improve several sections of US 50 in Mesa and Delta counties.
State Highway 14 Closed at US 287 This Afternoon
May 17, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LARIMER COUNTY — Today, Thursday, May 17 at noon, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close State Highway (SH) 14 northwest of Fort Collins for westbound traffic at the intersection of US 287/Ted’s Place, which is approximately mile marker (MM) 121.
Bridge Work to Cause Delays on I-225 Near Yale Avenue on Saturday
May 17, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA—On Saturday, May 19th, crews will demolish the remaining portions of the bridge pier columns and remove debris on I-225 at Yale Avenue.
Paving on I-70 Next Week in Silverthorne Area
May 17, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is paving a one-mile segment of eastbound Interstate 70 in the Silverthorne area on Monday May 21.
Traffic Impacts this Weekend on Highway 115 at Gate 6
May 17, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) State Highway (SH) 115 – Gate 6 project, traffic will be transitioning from the existing road segment onto a newly constructed section, requiring lane reductions through the area.
US 160 Bridge Improvements at US 550 Junction, West Durango
May 17, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Roosa now open, final work suspended until after holiday.
CDOT, Southern Ute Tribe Resurface Entire 34-Mile Stretch of SH 151
May 17, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - LA PLATA & ARCHULETA COUNTIES – Work is underway to resurface the entire 34-mile stretch of SH 151 between Ignacio and the junction of US 160.
Clear Creek Canyon Open for Weekend
May 18, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - JEFFERSON COUNTY – U.S. 6 though Clear Creek Canyon is open for the weekend between the junction of State Highways (SH) 58 and 93 in Golden and SH 119.
Independence Pass Temporary Closure This Saturday Morning for Annual Ride
May 18, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - LAKE/PITKIN COUNTIES – The pass will close temporarily this Saturday morning (May 19) for the Ride for the Pass, an annual fundraiser for the Independence Pass Foundation.
Rockfall Work Continues on US 550, Red Mountain Pass - Extended Work Hours
May 18, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - OURAY COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation continues work on a project to reduce the potential for rockfall on US 550 on Red Mountain Pass south of Ouray, between the Bear Creek Tunnel and the snow shed (mile marker 91).
Virginia Dale Rest Area on US 287 Opens for Summer Monday, May 21
May 18, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Reopening is one week ahead of schedule.
Paving Operations on US 36 to Close HOV/Tolled Express Lanes This Weekend
May 18, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - DENVER – Despite the chance of rain this weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pave the US 36 HOV lanes between I-25 and Pecos Street as part of a current resurfacing project.
CDOT to Begin US 50 Resurfacing in Delta & Montrose Counties
May 21, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - DELTA/MONTROSE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Intermountain Slurry Seal will begin a project next Tuesday, May 29, to resurface two sections of US 50 in Delta and Montrose counties.
Colorado's Unbuckled Deaths Rose in 2011
May 21, 2012 - Traffic Safety - Click It or Ticket enforcement May 21-June 3 aims to save lives.
US 50 Cerro Summit Slide Repairs, Phase II
May 21, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MONTROSE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Tricon 2, LLC, begin work today on the Cerro Summit Slide Repair, Phase II, on US 50 about 12 miles east of Montrose between mileposts 103.7 and 107. Tricon 2 was awarded a $2.2 million contract for this work.
I-76 Resurfacing Project Finishes Ahead of Schedule
May 23, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project also finished on budget.
Colorado Cops Aim to Prevent Deadly Summer Trend with ‘100 Days of Heat’ DUI Crackdown
May 23, 2012 - Statewide - Intensive DUI patrols and checkpoints begin Friday.
SH 82 Grand Avenue Bridge Public Open House & Presentation on June 6
May 23, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation will be holding a public open house and presentation on Wednesday, June 6, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., at the Glenwood Springs Community Center (100 Wulfsohn Road) to present the results of the second level of alternatives screening conducted for the SH 82 Grand Avenue Bridge Environmental Assessment.
CDOT Region 5 Announces 2012/13 Construction Projects
May 23, 2012 - SUMMER/FALL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SOUTHWEST/SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO — With summer weather upon us, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s 2012 highway construction season is in full swing. CDOT crews—both maintenance and engineering—have several projects underway already, with others getting started throughout the summer.
US 160 Bridge Improvements at US 550 Junction, West Durango
May 23, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Two days of heavy delays for bridge concrete work and curing
Bridge Crack Closes Highway 12 Near Weston
May 24, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - LAS ANIMAS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed State Highway (SH) 12, approximately one mile west of Weston, after a crack developed on the deck of the Purgatoire River Bridge.
Mount Evans Highway Opens Friday
May 24, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will open the Mount Evans Highway – State Highway 5 – for the season on Friday, May 25, at noon.
Summer Traffic Season Underway
May 25, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state over the Memorial Day weekend due to the number of events taking place throughout the state to kick off the summer season.
Stories of Colorado's Scenic and Historic Byways Now Available through Smartphones
May 25, 2012 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – Travelers now have another way to receive interpretive information about Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways.
Highway 12 Reopens near Weston
May 25, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - LAS ANIMAS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has opened State Highway (SH) 12 to through traffic after it was closed late Wednesday when a crack developed on the deck of the Purgatoire River Bridge, approximately one mile west of Weston.
CDOT Upgrading Traveler Information Signs Along Some Highways
May 25, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - PROJECT UPDATE: Glaser Electric Company is going to have a lane closure at the following locations:
Upcoming Detours on State Highway 7/Arapahoe Road Reconstruction Project
May 29, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detours will be in place beginning tomorrow
Rockfall Work on US 160 Yellow Jacket, West of Pagosa Springs
May 29, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - ARCHULETA COUNTY – Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation is beginning a project to reduce the potential for rockfall on US 160 on Yellow Jacket Pass, mile point 115.6, about 15 miles east of Bayfield and just west of Chimney Rock. Rockfall contractor Yenter Companies Inc. is mobilizing equipment to the site today and lane closures will begin tomorrow.
CDOT Replaces Leopard Creek Bridge on SH 145 at SH 62, West of Telluride
May 30, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Majority of funding from the Colorado Bridge Enterprise.
Sign Installation Closing I-25 Tonight; US 24 Tomorrow
May 30, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is installing new signs across Interstate 25 and U.S. 24 over the next couple of nights, requiring both highways to be completed closed overnight.
Parker Road Paving Set to Start
May 30, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - PARKER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins resurfacing State Highway 83 (Parker Road) between Lincoln Avenue and Cottonwood Drive on Sunday, June 3.
Sign Installation on I-25 Tonight; US 24 Next Week
May 31, 2012 - Traffic Update - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) sign installation project across Interstate 25 continues for another night, with work on U.S. 24 rescheduled for next week.
SH 82 Grand Ave. Bridge - Public Participation
May 31, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Glenwood Springs travel survey had high level of participation, exceeded expectations.
Clear Creek Canyon Reopens Tomorrow
May 31, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - JEFFERSON COUNTY – U.S. 6 though Clear Creek Canyon opens for the weekend at 10 a.m. tomorrow between the junction of State Highways (SH) 58 and 93 in Golden and SH 119.
Resurfacing Resumes on Fremont Pass Next Week
May 31, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins rotomilling and paving nine miles of State Highway 91 between Copper Mountain and Fremont Pass on Monday, June 4.
Resurfacing Projects to Impact Traffic in La Junta
May 31, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - OTERO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will chip seal two highway segments near La Junta over the next couple of weeks.
CDOT Announces a Redraft of Environmental Document Guiding Outcome on I-70 East Corridor
May 31, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER--The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is announcing that it will be redrafting the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that serves as the basis for future improvements to the Interstate 70 East Corridor from Brighton Boulevard to Tower Road in Denver.
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