News

07-2012

July News Items
Heavy Traffic Week Ahead
July 2, 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 during 4th of July week.
Safety Improvements Project to Begin Monday in Fort Lupton
July 3, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project will improve intersection of US 85 and Weld County Road 16.
Lane Closures on Eastbound I-70 through the Twin Tunnels Next Week
July 5, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close one lane of eastbound Interstate 70 through the Twin Tunnels and near Floyd Hill next week. Drilling, surveying and design work is taking place in advance of the upcoming I-70 widening project.
US 34 Wray Bridge Replacement to Begin Monday
July 6, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project expected finish in December 2012.
Public Invited to Open Houses About High Speed Rail Study
July 6, 2012 - UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES - Study will explore high speed rail options along Front Range.
CDOT Upgrading Traveler Information Signs Along Some Highways
July 6, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Please see next week's impacts highlighted below.
Major Resurfacing Underway on I-70 Between Fruita and Mack—All Traffic Switched to Eastbound Lanes
July 6, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA COUNTY – All traffic is shifted onto the eastbound lanes of I-70 between Mack and Fruita to make way for major resurfacing of a 4.6-mile section of the interstate.
Delays Expected on State Highway 72 Next Week
July 6, 2012 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Beginning Tuesday, July 10 and lasting through next Friday, July 13, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be using a pilot car on the State Highway (SH) 72 resurfacing project north of Nederland and the SH 119 intersection.
Excavation on State Highway 14 to Require Detour on Cameron Pass
July 6, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 and Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Beginning Monday, July 9, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be routing traffic to a detour on State Highway (SH) 14 over Cameron Pass to allow for excavation work on the south side of the highway.
CDOT Reminds Motorists that Changing Conditions Exist on Highways Next to Wildfire Burn Areas
July 6, 2012 - Statewide - With rain predicted in the forecast as soon as this afternoon, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) would like to remind motorists driving on state highways that with the recent wildfires throughout the state, the highways are at high risk for flooding, washouts, mudslides, and rocks/debris/trees being washed into the road.
Big Bump Project Moving into High Gear Next Week
July 6, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – Work leveling the landslide formation on Interstate 70, known as the “Big Bump,” about one mile west of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel (EJMT), shifts to full-time construction on Monday, July 9.
Maintenance Work Scheduled on Vail Pass tomorrow through Thursday
July 9, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 10, through Thursday, July 12, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will perform minor highway maintenance work on eastbound I-70 at Vail Pass from mile marker (MM) 181 to MM 184.
CDOT Begins Resurfacing and Bridge Rehabilitation Project on US 160
July 9, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Paving will be limited to the West and East side of Mancos.
State Highway 14 Completely Open through Poudre Canyon West of Ted's Place
July 9, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 and Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - State Highway 14 is now open west of Ted’s Place/US 287 intersection. Earlier today, crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) closed the highway when rainfall in the area caused some loose rocks and debris to come down on the highway.
US 24 Closed North of Leadville
July 9, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed all lanes of US 24 north of Leadville at mile marker 165 south of Red Cliff.
Highway 160 Bridge Project Set to Start
July 10, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins a three-bridge improvement project on U.S. 160 next week, east and west of Pritchett.
Watch for Bicyclists This Weekend – Bergen Park to Avon
July 10, 2012 - Central Colorado/CDOT Regions 1 and 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is advising drivers to be prepared for a large number of bicyclists traveling the highways in various locations between Bergen Park and Avon on Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.
US 24 Sinkhole Update
July 10, 2012 - Northwest Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has one lane of US 24 open to traffic north of Leadville at mile marker 165 south of Red Cliff.
US 24 Closed Indefinitely North of Leadville to All Traffic
July 10, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has completely closed US 24 in both directions to all traffic, including local, north of Leadville at mile marker 165 south of Red Cliff.
Waldo Canyon Trailhead Closing
July 11, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), per a request from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), is closing the Waldo Canyon Trailhead until further notice.
Highway 69 Closure Next Week
July 11, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close State Highway 69 to traffic, about eight miles south of Westcliffe, on Tuesday, July 17, for detour paving.
CDOT Maintenance Ditch Cleaning on US 550, SH 62
July 11, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews are conducting some annual ditch cleaning along US 550 and SH 62 now and through the end of the month.
State’s DUI Arrests Shoot Up over Fourth of July Week
July 11, 2012 - Traffic Safety - The Colorado State Patrol and 93 law enforcement agencies report making 632 DUI arrests from June 29 to July 5, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Since the “100 Days of Heat” DUI crackdown began on Memorial Day weekend, more than 1,174 drivers have been arrested for alcohol or drug-impaired driving during overtime patrols or sobriety checkpoints in Colorado.
US 24 Tennessee Pass Sinkhole Update
July 11, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is keeping US 24 closed indefinitely in both directions to all traffic, including bicyclists, north of Leadville at mile marker 165 near the top of Tennessee Pass after a sinkhole opened up on the southbound shoulder of the highway earlier this week.
US 24 Tennessee Pass “Sinkhole” Update
July 12, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) continues to keep US 24 closed indefinitely in both directions to all traffic, including bicyclists, north of Leadville at mile marker 165 near the top of Tennessee Pass after a hole opened up on the southbound shoulder of the highway on Monday.
I-76 Exit Ramps Closed at Exit 82/Barlow Road Next Week
July 12, 2012 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - From Monday, July 16 and through Thursday, July 19, maintenance crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be milling and overlaying pavement on Barlow Road underneath the I-76 overpass.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
July 13, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close one lane of eastbound Interstate 70 through the Twin Tunnels and near Floyd Hill overnight next week for drilling, surveying and design work. Work also requires ½ hour closures of both tunnels for rock analysis.
Maintenance Work Continuing on Vail Pass Next Monday Through Wednesday
July 13, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - One varying lane of eastbound I-70 will be closed.
Bridge Girder Installation to Close I-25 Near 15th Street Saturday and Sunday Nights
July 13, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - On Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install girders for the northern half of the new 15th Street bridge over I-25 as part of a safety and mobility project on I-25.
Retaining Wall Work on US 550 Red Mountain Pass
July 13, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - 2 remaining night closures planned: July 17 and July 23.
I-25 Five Bridge Replacement Project
July 13, 2012 - UPDATE - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) is reminding drivers to anticipate slowdowns and delays on northbound Interstate 25 as work continues replacing five bridges in the Fountain area.
Delays Continue on State Highway 72 Next Week
July 13, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Pilot car will direct traffic through resurfacing project work zone.
US 24 Tenessee Pass Sinkhole Update
July 13, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) continues to keep US 24 closed in both directions to all traffic, including bicyclists, north of Leadville after a sinkhole opened up on the southbound shoulder of the highway this past Monday, July 9.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Update
July 13, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Full closures postponed.
CDOT Installing Weather Sensors on I-25 Near Wyoming State Line Tuesday and Wednesday
July 16, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Sensors will help motorists plan for driving conditions in the area.
Continued Mudslide Cleanup on State Highway 14 This Week
July 17, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Mudslide yesterday caused highway closure, photos available upon request.
US 24 Tennessee Pass Sinkhole Repairs to Begin Tomorrow
July 17, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE- Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Repairs expected to finish in early August.
Short Distance Detour on I-70
July 18, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Overnight bridge work diverting traffic.
CDOT Improving SH 82 in Two Sections, Gerbazdale East
July 18, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE: WEEKEND WORK - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Bridge work in Shale Bluffs over next two weekends.
Waldo Canyon Trailhead Closed
July 18, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed the Waldo Canyon parking area and trailhead, about one mile west of Manitou Springs, until further notice.
Full daytime closures of I-70 at Twin Tunnels next week
July 19, 2012 - Traffic Advisory - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 through the Twin Tunnels during the day next week for rock analysis work on the mountain above the tunnels.
Upcoming Surface Improvements on Highway 24
July 19, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - PARK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is paving U.S 24 on the east side of Wilkerson Pass next week.
I-70 Sinkhole in Idaho Springs Area
July 19, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The left lane of eastbound Interstate 70 is closed, just east of the Twin Tunnels, after a sinkhole opened up this afternoon.
Mount Evans Highway to Close for Bike Race
July 20, 2012 - 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.
Girder Installation to Cause Delays on I-225 Near Yale Avenue This Weekend
July 20, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA - On Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd, crews will install bridge girders for the new Yale Avenue bridge over I-225.
Public Invited to Twin Tunnels Environmental Hearing
July 20, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are holding a public hearing next week regarding the Interstate 70 Twin Tunnels Environmental Assessment (EA).
One Day Rock Scaling on SH 133 McClure Pass
July 20, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GUNNISON COUNTY – Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews and rockfall contractor Yenter Companies will be doing some rock scaling (bringing rocks down by hand and with machinery) on SH 133 next Tuesday, July 24.
Retaining Wall Work on US 550 Red Mountain Pass
July 20, 2012 PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Night closure is Tuesday, July 24
Powers Paving to Impact Side Road Traffic
July 20, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – Rotomilling and paving operations will impact side roads entering and exiting Powers Boulevard (State Highway 21) next week between E. Platte Avenue and Palmer Park Boulevard.
State Highway 131 Construction Project Moving Forward
July 20, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work on schedule for mid-November 2012 completion.
Upcoming Surface Improvement Project in SE Colorado
July 20, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PROWERS/BACA COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be chip sealing segments of U.S. 50 and State Highway (SH) 89 over the next couple of weeks.
Westbound Ramps Closed for 10 days on I-70 Resurfacing Project Between Fruita and Mack
July 20, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA COUNTY – Starting Sunday, July 22, at 4:00 p.m., the westbound off- and on-ramps at Loma (SH 139) will be closed; this closure will remain in place through August 2.
CDOT, Federal Highway Administration Announce Preferred Alternative for a US 550 at US 160 Connection in Grandview
July 23, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - LA PLATA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announce the findings of the alternatives evaluation for a US 550 connection to US 160 in Grandview.
State Reminds Motorists to Buckle Up Day AND Night
July 23, 2012 - Traffic Safety - Nighttime Enforcement for Click It or Ticket starts tonight.
Retaining Wall Work on US 550 Red Mountain Pass
July 24, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Night Closure Tonight, July 24
Culvert Replacement on Highway 12
July 24, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - HUERFANO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will replace a water culvert under State Highway (SH) 12 next week, about five miles south of La Veta.
Community Input is Shaping Grand Avenue Bridge Project
July 24, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Improved pedestrian areas, new intersections and better lighting are all part of the Grand Avenue Bridge project that have been shaped by community input.
Bennett Rest Area Closed
July 24, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed the Bennett Rest Area, just east of Bennett off Interstate 70.
US 160 Mancos East to Mancos Hill: new work hours, new detour information
July 24, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTEZUMA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor A & S Construction have begun paving and lane closures this week on a project to resurface US 160 east of Mancos.
US 36 Express Lanes Project Kicking Off Construction with a Series of Public Information Meetings
July 24, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - Meetings held in Broomfield, Westminster, and Boulder.
CDOT Releases Highway Impact Information for USA Pro Challenge
July 25, 2012 - Statewide Transportation Plan - STATEWIDE — In coordination with the USA Pro Challenge, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and other state entities, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has prepared traveler impact information for motorists during what may be the largest spectator event in Colorado history.
Mount Evans Highway Closed Friday Afternoon
July 25, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is closing the Mount Evans Highway – State Highway 5 – this Friday for sweeping and striping operations.
One Lane of US 24 Tennessee Pass to Open Early Next Week
July 25, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Repairs on schedule to finish in early August.
CDOT to Make Emergency Repairs to I-70 Frontage Road at Mamm Creek, Exit 94 East of Rifle
July 25, 2012 - GARFIELD COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin an emergency repair project to restore the I-70 Frontage Road east of the main interchange at Rife (Exit 87).
Resurfacing Project Set to Begin Next Week on Colfax Avenue
July 26, 2012 - NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - JEFFERSON COUNTY — On Sunday, July 29, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a resurfacing project on Colfax Avenue (US 40) between Cole Boulevard and Simms Street. Crews will resurface a 1.5 mile stretch of Colfax Avenue that is currently in poor condition.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
July 26, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close one lane of eastbound Interstate 70 through the Twin Tunnels and near Floyd Hill overnight next week for drilling, surveying and design work.
CDOT and RTD Break Ground on US 36 Express Lanes Project
July 27, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - “MAKING CHANGE” -- 60-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF US 36 BRINGS INNOVATIONS TO AGING HIGHWAY
Rotomilling Operations to Cause Delays on I-25 Near Lincoln Avenue and C-470 Tonight
July 27, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS COUNTY – Tonight, July 27th and, if needed, on Saturday, July 28th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will rotomill northbound I-25 from Lincoln Avenue and to just north of C-470 as part of an ongoing resurfacing project that paves approximately one mile of northbound and southbound I-25 in asphalt.
Bridge Work to Impact Traffic on Highway 94
July 27, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – As part of its paving project on State Highway 94, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins bridge rehabilitation work on the Jimmy Camp Creek Bridge next week, about a 1½ miles east of the U.S. 24 junction.
Bridge Work to Cause Delays on I-225 Near Yale Avenue Next Week
July 27, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA—On Sunday, July 29th, crews will conduct work on the new Yale Avenue bridge over I-225 from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. on Monday.
One Lane of US 24 Tennessee Pass to Open Tonight at 6 p.m.
July 30, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will open one lane of US 24 to one lane of alternating traffic, including bicyclists, tonight at 6 p.m.
Highway 12 Culvert Replacement on Hold
July 30, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is postponing its culvert replacement project under State Highway (SH) 12 near La Veta.
Public Workshop for Downtown Glenwood Springs Projects
July 30, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS – A workshop to provide additional opportunity for the public to review new information and give input on three different downtown projects will be held tomorrow, July 31st from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Loft meeting room, 3rd floor of the Hotel Denver, 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs.
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