News

07-2012

July News Items
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.

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.

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.

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.