News

08-2012

August News Items
Highway 67 Closed due to Bridge Failure
August 1, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed State Highway (SH) 67 to through traffic between Florence and Wetmore until further notice due to bridge damage from heavy rain storms last night.
US 40 Rockfall Mitigation Project Complete
August 1, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has finished its rockfall prevention project in Mount Harris Canyon between Steamboat Springs and Craig near the town of Hayden.
State Highway 72 Resurfacing Project Finished
August 1, 2012 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has finished its highway resurfacing project on State Highway (SH) 72 between mile marker (MM) 32 in Nederland at the intersection of SH 119 to MM 54 in Raymond at the intersection of SH 7.
Resurfacing Project Underway on I-76 near I-25
August 1, 2012 - Denver Metro Area/CDOT Region 6 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently began a three-mile resurfacing project on I-76 between Federal Boulevard (US 287) and I-25 in order to increase the quality and smoothness of the roadway.
Make sure your Kids are Ready for “Back-to-School”
August 2, 2012 - Traffic Safety - Statewide Events Help Parents ‘Know For Sure’ that their Kids are Traveling Safely.
Paving to Cause Delays on I-25 Near Lincoln Avenue on Friday Night
August 2, 2012 - Denver Metro Area/CDOT Region 6 - On Friday, August 3, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pave a portion of northbound I-25 near Lincoln Avenue as part of an ongoing resurfacing project that paves approximately one mile of northbound and southbound I-25 between Lincoln Avenue and C-470 in asphalt.
Innovative Traffic Signals Shorten Travel Time on US 34 Business Route in Greeley
August 2, 2012 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the City of Greeley Transportation Division recently partnered to install an “Adaptive Traffic Signal” control system on US 34 Business (10th Street) between 23rd Avenue and 59th Avenue.
CDOT to Realign Southbound I-225 Tonight in Preparation for Reconstruction, Widening, and Bridge Work
August 2, 2012 - Denver Metro Area/CDOT Region 6 - Tonight, August 2, crews will realign southbound I-225 between Mississippi Avenue and Parker Road to the east onto temporary pavement.
Ports-to-Plains Route Completed in Colorado
August 2, 2012 - Central/Southeastern Colorado/CDOT 1- The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Ports-to-Plains Alliance celebrated the grand opening of U.S. 40/287 through the Town of Kit Carson at a ribbon cutting ceremony today, signifying the completion of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor on its original alignment in Colorado.
Bridge Repairs to Close One Lane of Southbound I-25 at Wellington Starting Next Week
August 3, 2012 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - From Monday, August 6 until Monday, August 27, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing bridge repair work on I-25 at mile marker 291 in Wellington.
CDOT Paving US 40 in Craig Next Tuesday and Wednesday
August 3, 2012 - Northwest Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - On Tuesday, August 7, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be repaving a section of US 40 (Victory Way) and Yampa Avenue in Craig.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
August 4, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close one lane of eastbound or westbound Interstate 70 through the Twin Tunnels overnight next week for drilling operations.
Project to Resurface and Widen US 6 Between Eagle and Wolcott Finished
August 6, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project completed on time, budget.
Replacement of Michigan River Bridge to Begin Thursday
August 6, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project expected to finish by January 2013.
CDOT Upgrading Traveler Information Signs Along Some Highways
August 6, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD, GRAND, HUERFANO, MESA, MOFFAT, PITKIN, SUMMIT, AND SAN MIGUEL COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) continues to improve communications with travelers throughout the state by upgrading Intelligent Transportation Systems on several area highways.
One Lane of State Highway 119 in Boulder Canyon to Open at 5 P.M. Tonight
August 6, 2012 - TRAVEL ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Crews will work through the night to clear rocks that are still on the road.
Highway 67 Closure South of Florence Update
August 6, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT COUNTY – State Highway (SH) 67 remains closed to through traffic between Florence and Wetmore after last week’s rainstorm heavily damaged a bridge crossing a normally dry channel, five miles north of Wetmore.
CDOT Revising H.A.W.K. Pedestrian Signal at 12th Street
August 8, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is changing the timing on its High Intensity Activated Cross-Walk (HAWK) signal at the Main Avenue/12th Street intersection to better coordinate with other traffic signals along U.S. 550/Camino Del Rio.
Both Lanes of US 24 Tennessee Pass to Open Friday Night at 7 PM
August 8, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE/LAKE COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will open the open both lanes of US 24 over Tennessee Pass this Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m.
CDOT Holding Open House August 22 for State Highway 82 Grand Avenue Bridge
August 9, 2012 - UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETING - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
CDOT Crews Paving US 385 South of Idalia Next Week
August 9, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - YUMA COUNTY — From Monday August 13 through Thursday, August 16, maintenance crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing asphalt patching operations on US 385 south of Idalia from mile marker (MM) 207 to MM 209.
I-70 Ramp Resurfacing in New Castle to Begin Tuesday
August 9, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Milling and repaving at two additional exits as part of the project.
Highway 231 Paving Next Week
August 9, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is paving the two-mile segment of State Highway 231 on Monday, August 13, and Tuesday, August 14. This highway runs between U.S. 50 in Devine and U.S. 50 Business Route in Vineland.
Both Lanes of Westbound I-70 Remain Closed at Dotsero
August 10, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3- No estimated time of reopening.
One Lane of Westbound I-70 Reopened at Dotsero
August 10, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - No estimated time of reopening for second/right hand lane.
Concrete Replacement on I-25 Starts Sunday Night
August 10, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will extend the life of the interstate.
Both Lanes of Westbound I-70 Reopened Near Dotsero
August 10, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has reopened both lanes of westbound I-70 at mile marker 129, west of the Dotsero exit near Hanging Lakes Tunnel.
CDOT Begins Culvert Replacement Project on US 24 North of Leadville
August 13, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project will replace undersized structures to help prevent roadway flooding.
New Sewer Line to be Installed Along US 40 Beginning Wednesday Northwest of Kremmling
August 13, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Project will finish by October 2012.
CDOT Changes Stop Signs in Fort Lupton at Denver Avenue and 14th Street
August 13, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Motorists advised to drive with caution in the area as drivers become accustomed to the change.
Update: Highway 67 near Cripple Creek
August 13, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - TELLER COUNTY – State Highway 67 remains closed to all traffic just north of Cripple Creek. Yesterday, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) drill crews drilled into the sinkhole to determine its depth and dimensions and the scope of required repairs.
Repairs underway on I-70 Frontage Road at Mamm Creek, Exit 94 East of Rifle
August 14, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun an emergency repair project to restore the I-70 Frontage Road east of the main interchange at Rife (Exit 87).
Highway 67 Opens near Cripple Creek – One Lane Alternating Traffic
August 14, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - TELLER COUNTY – State Highway (SH) 67 has reopened to traffic, about one mile north of Cripple Creek, after a sinkhole closed the roadway on Saturday.
Roadway Repairs to Close Ramp from Eastbound I-70 to Southbound I-25 Tonight and Tomorrow Night
August 14, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA—Tonight, August 14th and Wednesday, August 15th, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews will conduct roadway repairs on the ramp from eastbound I-70 to southbound I-25. As a result, the ramp will be completely closed each night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
Bridge Deck Pour to Close I-225 Near Yale Avenue this Weekend
August 15, 2012 - Denver Metro Area/CDOT Region 6 - Starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 18th and continuing until 6 a.m. on Sunday, August 19th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close northbound and southbound I-225 between Iliff Avenue and Parker Road in order to pour the bridge deck for the new Yale Avenue bridge over I-225. Detour routes will in place overnight, but alternate routes are strongly advised.
I-25 Improvement Project Underway Next Week
August 15, 2012 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins surface and safety improvements along the 11-mile segment of Interstate 25 between the Douglas/El Paso County Line and Tomah Road on Sunday, August 19.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
August 16, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Traffic stops and lane closures will be taking place on Interstate 70 at the Twin Tunnels next week for geological testing.
CDOT Seeking Transit Information for I-70 Mountain Corridor
August 16, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – As part of its Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor Advanced Guideway System (AGS) Feasibility Study, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT’s) Division of Transit and Rail (DTR) is set to begin collecting information from existing and developing high-speed transit technology providers.
US Forest Service and Colorado Department of Transportation to Conduct Hazard Tree Removal Project
August 16, 2012 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Golden, Colo., August, 16, 2012 –The U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are removing beetle-killed trees along major highways.
Colorado Byways Receive Funding
August 16, 2012 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways program is receiving more than $1.5 million for 10 projects as part of the 2012 federal funding cycle from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Morning Closure of Highway 119 Next Week
August 16, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - GILPIN COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close U.S. 6 and State Highway 119 for a couple of hours on Tuesday, August 21, allowing bridge girders to be delivered to CDOT’s widening project just south of Black Hawk.
Monday's Highway Impacts for the USA Pro Challenge
August 17, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DOLORES, LA PLATA, MONTEZUMA, AND SAN MIGUEL COUNTIES — Stage One of the USA Pro Challenge takes place Monday, August 20.
Paving Operations on Southbound I-25 between 23rd Avenue and Colfax Avenue to Cause Delays Next Week
August 17, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER — Beginning Sunday, August 19, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will perform paving operations as part of Phase II of the I-25 bridge replacement project over the South Platte River, also known as the Bronco Arch Bridge.
Bridge Deck Repairs Continue on I-70 over 20th Avenue and Old Golden Road
August 17, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - GOLDEN – Asphalt removal and bridge deck repairs continue on I-70 over 20th Avenue and over Old Golden Road as part of a bridge deck rehabilitation project that will take place at five locations in the Denver metro area.
'100 Days of Heat' DUI Crackdown Flares Up Tonight through Labor Day Weekend
August 17, 2012 - Traffic Safety - Colorado Cops Join Forces for National DUI Crackdown.
Traffic Swith onto New Westbound Surface on I-70 Resurfacing Project Between Fruita and Mack
August 19, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA COUNTY – Starting tomorrow, August 20, midday, a single westbound lane of traffic will be switched back onto the I-70 westbound, where the new concrete is now complete.
PROJECT OPEN HOUSE - SH 82 Grand Avenue Bridge Project
August 19, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Please join the Colorado Department of Transportation and consultant Jacobs Engineering at the Public Open House and presentation on the current status of the SH 82 Grand Avenue Bridge Environmental Assessment (EA) Project.
US 160 Resurfacing and Bridge Rehabilitation, Mancos east
August 19, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Bridge work and eastbound detour to begin in town - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTEZUMA COUNTY – Resurfacing will continue on US 160 east of Mancos, as the project moves into the bridge rehabilitation phase.
I-70B Concrete Reconstruction Update
August 19, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - 25 Road intersection to open by Thursday morning.
Tuesday's Highway Impacts for the USA Pro Challenge
August 20, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - GUNNISON AND MONTROSE COUNTIES — Stage Two of the USA Pro Challenge takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, August 21. The race will last from 11 a.m. until roughly 4 p.m., and will travel from Montrose through Gunnison before finishing in Crested Butte.
New Lanes under Construction between Las Animas & Lamar
August 20, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - BENT COUNTY – Work is underway to add passing and merging lanes and construct other improvements on U.S. 50, beginning west of Hasty and continuing east to State Highway (SH) 196 (McClave Junction).
Wednesday's Highway Impacts for the USA Pro Challenge
August 21, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - CHAFFEE, GUNNISON, LAKE, AND PITKIN COUNTIES — Stage Three of the USA Pro Challenge takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, August 22.
Highway 67 Set to Open Friday
August 22, 2012 - UPDATE - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is planning to reopen State Highway (SH) 67 to through traffic between Florence and Wetmore on Friday morning, August 24.
Thursday's Highway Impacts for the USA Pro Challenge
August 22, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE, LAKE, AND PITKIN COUNTIES — Stage Four of the USA Pro Challenge takes place tomorrow, Thursday, August 23.
Multiple Projects to Cause Delays on I-25 Near Downtown Denver Tonight and Tomorrow Night
August 22, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Tonight, August 22nd, and tomorrow night, August 23rd, there will be various lane and ramp closures on northbound and southbound I-25 between Colfax Avenue and 23rd Avenue and near 15th Street as part of two ongoing construction projects.
Bridge Deck Pour to Close I-225 Near Yale Avenue This Weekend
August 23, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA—Starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 25th and continuing until 6 a.m. on Sunday, August 26th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close northbound and southbound I-225 between Iliff Avenue and Parker Road in order to pour the bridge deck for the new Yale Avenue bridge over I-225.
Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
August 23, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Traffic stops and lane closures will be taking place on Interstate 70 at the Twin Tunnels next week for geological testing.
Friday's Highway Impacts for the USA Pro Challenge
August 23, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO, PARK, SUMMIT, AND TELLER COUNTIES — Stage Five of the USA Pro Challenge takes place tomorrow, Friday, August 24.
Twin Tunnels Updated Weekly Traffic Advisory
August 24, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Traffic stops - eastbound only.
SH 82 Grand Avenue Bridge Open House Invited Community to Comment on Alternatives
August 23, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Residents, business owners, and other members of the Glenwood Springs community attended an open house held by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to review the alternatives being studied in the Environmental Assessment (EA) for replacing the Grand Avenue Bridge.
Bridge Deck Rehabilitation to Cause Delays on I-70 This Weekend
August 24, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 24th and continuing until noon on Sunday, August 26, 2012, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will continue bridge deck rehabilitation on eastbound and westbound I-70 over Old Golden Road, which is near Colfax Avenue.
Highway 67 Now Open to Through Traffic
August 24, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reopened State Highway (SH) 67 to through traffic between Florence and Wetmore last night.
New Powers Boulevard Set to Open This Weekend
August 24, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – Powers Boulevard (State Highway 21) converts from an expressway to a four-lane freeway between Research Parkway and Old Ranch Road on Saturday, August 25.
US 160/491 South Broadway Reconstruction
August 24, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - South Broadway traffic switch and partial 7th Street intersection closure begin this Monday
Saturday's and Sunday's Highway Impacts for the USA Pro Challenge
August 24, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - BOULDER, DENVER, AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES — Stage Six of the USA Pro Challenge takes place tomorrow, Saturday, August 25.
City of Monte Vista Repairs Water Main under US 160
August 24, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Work done at night to ease impacts to travelers.
Lane Reduction on I-25 Next Week
August 24, 2012 - LONE TREE – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close two lanes of southbound Interstate 25 on Monday, August 27, just south of the RidgeGate Parkway Interchange, for a bridge inspection.
Bridge Work to Close I-25 Near Santa Fe Drive This Week
August 28, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— Tonight, August 28, through August 30, 2012, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will conduct bridge work for the new southbound I-25 bridge over Santa Fe Drive.
Michigan River Bridge Replacement Underway
August 30, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - No work to take place over the weekend due to Labor Day holiday.
Warning to Colorado Drivers: Drive Sober or Face a DUI Arrest Labor Day Weekend
August 30, 2012 - Traffic Safety - Cops make an average of 50 DUI arrests per day since National Crackdown began Aug. 17.
Bike Path Construction on Vail Pass to Begin Next Tuesday
August 30, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE/SUMMIT COUNTIES — Beginning Tuesday, September 4, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin the resurfacing of the Vail Pass recreation path from Bighorn Road in east Vail to the top of Vail Pass. Work on the path is expected to finish in early October of this year.
Partial Closure of Mount Evans Highway Next Week
August 30, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the top portion of the Mount Evans Highway – State Highway 5 – for the season on Tuesday, September 4, at 7 a.m.
CDOT Launches "Don't Ruin the Ride" Campaign to Reduce Motorcycle Crashes and Deaths
August 30, 2012 - Traffic Safety - DENVER — Nearly 40% of motorcycle fatalities in Colorado involve alcohol, which is why the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching its “Don’t Ruin the Ride” motorcycle safety campaign this Labor Day Weekend.
CDOT Launches Campaigns Aimed to Reduce Motorcycle Deaths in El Paso County
August 30, 2012 - Traffic Safety - El Paso County Ranked Highest for Motorcycle Fatalities in 2011.
US 160 Mancos East Resurfacing & Bridge Rehabilitation
August 30, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Traffic signal at the bridge site will take place of previous detour.
Chain Law Requirement Begins Tomorrow
August 31, 2012 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding commercial vehicle drivers that beginning on Saturday, September 1, commercial vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds and traveling Interstate 70 between Dotsero (mile 133) and Morrison (mile 259) must carry sufficient chains along this segment until May 31, 2013.
Rock Work Set to Start Near Silverthorne
August 31, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – Rock mitigation work gets underway along Interstate 70 next week, about three miles east of Silverthorne at mile 208, requiring daytime traffic stops for several days.
FASTER Funds Safety Improvements on US 160 Between Monte Vista and Alamosa
August 31, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Passing lanes added within a four-mile section.
Water Project Set to Begin in Canon City
August 31, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CAŇON CITY – Waterline work will close the center median area of U.S. 50 (Royal Gorge Boulevard) between 3rd and 15th streets. The project begins on Tuesday, September 4, and continues through mid-November.
CDOT to Construct New Roundabout at "Society Turn", Telluride Spur Road and State Highway 145
August 31, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Project receives FASTER safety funding.
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