News

03-2013

March News Items
US 287 Reconstruction and Widening Project to Begin Monday
March 1, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will take place north of Fort Collins
I-70 Traffic Stops in Georgetown Area
March 1, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Lane closures and traffic stops will be taking place on Interstate 70 at Georgetown Hill next week for rock scaling and fence installation, weather permitting.
Lane Closure near Empire on I-70 Monday
March 1, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the left lane of westbound Interstate 70 near the U.S. 40 Interchange – Empire Junction – on Monday, March 4, for electrical power repairs to the variable message sign (VMS).
Bridge Improvement Project Begins in Colorado Springs
March 5, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Colorado Springs - A Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project upgrading numerous bridges on Interstate 25 and U.S. 24 is underway.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
March 7, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Traffic stops and day and night lane closures will be in place next week in the Twin Tunnels area of Interstate 70 at the east end of Idaho Springs for rock scaling and concrete wall construction, weather permitting.
Highway Construction Resumes East of Las Animas
March 8, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - BENT COUNTY – Work is picking up where it left off to add passing and merging lanes and construct other improvements on U.S. 50, east and west of Hasty and at State Highway (SH) 196 (McClave Junction).
CDOT Hosts Telephone Town Hall Meeting for I-70 Twin Tunnels Project
March 8, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – On Wednesday, March 13, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will host a telephone town hall meeting at 7 p.m. to allow residents and travelers to learn more about the widening project on eastbound I-70 at Idaho Springs, which includes widening the eastbound bore of the Twin Tunnels.
Highway 115 Improvement Project Underway
March 8, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Project includes Roundabout & Additional Lane on 9th.
Spring forward into...winter!
March 8, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Storm predicted to bring up to 2 feet of snow on some passes, heavy snow in a short period of time.
The Eisenhower Tunnel Turns 40 Today
March 8, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER– Today, March 8, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of the dedication and opening of the westbound bore or the Eisenhower Tunnel at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel west of Denver, which is the highest vehicle tunnel in the world at 11,155 feet.
Bridge Work Sunday on I-25
March 8, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will repair the expansion joint on the Interstate 25 bridge over North Gate Boulevard overnight Sunday.
US 160/491 South Broadway Reconstruction
March 8, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Crews work toward completing final work activities
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
March 11, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reducing the number of lane closures at the Twin Tunnels this week due to last weekend’s adverse weather and resource availability.
I-76 Reconstruction from Brush to Fort Morgan Begins This Week
March 12, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project to last until December 2014.
CDOT to Host “We’ve Got Your BAC” Demonstration in LoDo leading up to St. Patrick’s Day Heat Is On Enforcement Period
March 12, 2013 - MEDIA ADVISORY - TRAFFIC SAFETY - DENVER—Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) experts Glenn Davis, Highway Safety Manager, and Darrell Lingk, Director of Transportation Safety, will provide a real-time demonstration of how alcohol consumption affects individuals differently.
Highway 50 Widening Project Begins in West Pueblo
March 12, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – Work is underway to widen U.S. 50 between Wills Boulevard and Baltimore Avenue.
Don't Push Your Luck This St. Patrick's Day Weekend
March 13, 2013 - TRAFFIC SAFETY - No Excuses for Drinking and Driving.
Intersection Improvements to Begin Tomorrow on State Highway 402 Near Loveland
March 14, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work scheduled for completion by May 2013.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
March 14, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Traffic stops and night lane closures will be in place next week in the Twin Tunnels area of Interstate 70 at the east end of Idaho Springs for rock scaling, weather permitting.
I-70 Lane Closures in Georgetown/Idaho Springs Area
March 15, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Lane closures will be taking place on Interstate 70 at Georgetown Hill and Fall River Road next week for rock scaling and fence installation, weather permitting.
First Phase of I-25 Widening Set to Start
March 20, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Work includes temporary closure of Ackerman Overlook.
CDOT Improves SH 90 Uncompahgre River Bridge in Montrose
March 20, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Crews mobilize today, deck replacement begins next week.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
March 21, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Traffic stops and day and night lane closures will be in place next week in the Twin Tunnels area of Interstate 70 at the east end of Idaho Springs for rock scaling, weather permitting.
I-25 South Expansion Project Construction Postponed
March 22, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Weather forecast forces delay in barrier placement.
Colorado Bridge Enterprise Project Resumes in Ridgway
March 25, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Spring work resumes, limited travel impacts through early June.
481 Arrested for DUI Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
March 25, 2013 - Traffic Safety - Those Who Pushed Their Luck Are Facing Serious Consequences.
Highway 50 Improvement Project underway next week
March 26, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - OTERO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins upgrading U.S. 50 from east of La Junta to just west of the Otero/Bent county line on Monday, April 1.
Lengthy Stops required for Bridge Project, Five miles East of Florence
March 27, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be setting concrete deck panels on the new Arkansas River/Union Pacific Railroad Bridge in Portland next week, requiring 30 minute traffic stops.
First Phase of I-25 Widening Begins Tonight
March 28, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Initial work includes temporary closure of Ackerman Overlook - COLORADO SPRINGS – Work gets underway this evening on the @i25expansion Project as the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and its project contractor begin preparing the highway for the upcoming widening project between north Colorado Springs and Monument.
State Highway 13 Reconstruction Project Begins Monday
March 29, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work will take place south of Meeker and north of Rifle - RIO BLANCO COUNTY — Beginning Monday, April 1, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a reconstruction project on State Highway (SH) 13 near Meeker directly north of 14 Mile Creek.
Bridge Girder Installation to Close I-25 Near 15th Street Tonight and Sunday Night
March 29, 2013 - Denver Metro Area/CDOT Region 6 - Tonight, March 29 and Sunday, March 31, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install girders for the southern half of the new 15th Street bridge over I-25 as part of a safety and mobility project on I-25. As a result, there will be a full closure of both northbound and southbound I-25 as well as 15th Street on Friday and Sunday. Major delays are expected and alternate routes are strongly advised.
CDOT to Resume Construction of New Roundabout at “Society Turn,” Telluride Spur Road and SH 145
March 31, 2013 - Southwest Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Project receives FASTER safety funding - TELLURIDE – On Monday, April 1, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will resume a safety improvement project to build a new roundabout at State Highway 145 and Society Turn approximately three miles west of Telluride. Preliminary work was completed in the fall, including underground utility work and construction of a temporary detour, before the project was shut down for the winter.
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