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04-2013

April News Items
I-76 Resurfacing project between Sedgwick and Nebraska begins today
April 1, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project will include improvements to US 138/385/1st Street in Julesburg SEDGWICK COUNTY — Beginning today, Monday April 1, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has started an interstate resurfacing project in the eastbound lanes of I-76 from Sedgwick to the Nebraska state line near Julesburg, mile marker (MM) 165 to MM 175. The project is expected to last until September 2013.
Click It or Ticket Enforcement and Education Starts Today in Rural Colorado
April 1, 2013 - Traffic Safety - Law Enforcement in 25 rural counties to conduct Click It or Ticket enforcement April 1-7.
FASTER Funds Safety Improvements on US 160
April 2, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Between Monte Vista and Alamosa - Passing lanes added within a four-mile section, work resumes next Monday.
Project Update: US 160/491 South Broadway Reconstruction
April 2, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - CORTEZ - Colorado Department of Transportation contractor Lawson Construction activated the new signal at US 160/US 491 on March 29.
Phase 3 of I-70B Reconstruction to Begin
April 3, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project to increase safety, mobility - GRAND JUNCTION – The Colorado Department of Transportation will start Phase 3 of the I-70B (also known as US 6 & 50), reconstruction project next Monday, April 8.
Roundabout detour in place next week for "Green" Dotsero Bridge Replacement Project
April 4, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Detour expected to last through June 2013 - EAGLE COUNTY — Beginning tomorrow, Friday, April 5, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be implementing a temporary detour for traffic on Colorado River Road in Dotsero.
In Glenwood Springs, Just East of Exit 116
April 4, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - City of Glenwood Springs to relocate overhead electric wire.
Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
April 4, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – The Interstate 70 frontage road now is functioning as the one-mile detour route for all eastbound traffic, allowing full-scale excavation work to get underway at the Twin Tunnels.
CDOT to Begin Resurfacing & Safety Improvement Project on SH 82 East of Carbondale
April 4, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project to improve State Highway 82 east (up-valley) of Carbondale on Monday, April 15.
I-70 Resurfacing Work Beginning Monday
April 5, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work will take place between Eagle and Edwards - EAGLE COUNTY — Beginning Monday, April 8 and lasting through August 2013, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a resurfacing project on Interstate 70 between mile markers (MM) 147 and MM 164 (from Eagle to Edwards).
CDOT and HPTE Select Concessionaire to Complete the US 36 Express Lanes Project
April 5, 2013 - Denver Metro Area/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER - Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) announced the selection of Plenary Roads Denver as the Concessionaire for phase II of the US 36 Express Lanes/Bus Rapid Transit project between 88th Street and Table Mesa, which will complete improvements to the entire US 36 corridor between Denver and Boulder.
Traffic Advisory - I-70 Traffic Stops in Idaho Springs/Georgetown areas
April 8, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Lane closures and traffic stops are taking place on Interstate 70 at Fall River Road and Georgetown Hill this week for rock scaling and fence installation, weather permitting.
Leaders in Traffic Safety Convene in Denver April 14-16
April 10, 2013 - Traffic Safety - Lifesavers Annual Conference to address cutting-edge programs, new research and hot topics as the nation’s roadway deaths increased 5% in 2012.
Night Work Scheduled Tonight for Foothills Parkway and US 36
April 11, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Will require full closure of westbound US 36.
Night Work Rescheduled for Foothills Parkway and US 36 for Next Week
April 11, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Will require full closure of westbound US 36.
I-70 Detour Tonight at Floyd Hill
April 11, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will close Interstate 70 at Floyd Hill tonight to allow Xcel Energy to reinstall a high-voltage power line across the highway. A truck accident last week brought down the line.
I-25 Frontage Road Near Berthoud/State Highway 56 Exit Reopening Tomorrow to Motorists
April 11, 2013 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project on schedule to finish by June 2013.
CDOT Announces 2013 Summer Construction Plans for the Denver Metro Area and I-70 West Corridor
April 11, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER METRO— Today, April 11, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced its plans for construction this summer in the Denver metro area and the I-70 corridor between C-470 and the Eisenhower Tunnel, including the $106 million safety and capacity improvement project on I-70 near Idaho Springs and another $106 million project between Federal Boulevard and I-25.
@i25expansion Project Work to Impact Overnight Traffic
April 12, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – Nighttime construction on Interstate 25 between Woodmen Road and N. Academy Boulevard will reduce the interstate to one lane early next week as crews restripe and place barrier in advance of work to expand the highway.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
April 12, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - New website activated to provide real-time traffic information.
I-70 Traffic Stops in Idaho Springs/Georgetown Areas
April 12, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Lane closures and traffic stops are taking place on Interstate 70 at Fall River Road and Georgetown Hill next week for rock scaling and fence installation, weather permitting.
9th Annual Remembrance Day Held in Conjunction with National Work Zone Awareness Week
April 15, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - STATEWIDE – Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) held its 9th Annual Remembrance Day ceremony statewide to honor the 58 employees who have died in the line of duty since 1929.
Brief, Full Closure on I-70 April 18th in Glenwood Springs Just East of Exit 116
April 15, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - City of Glenwood Springs to relocate overhead electric wire.
April storm pummels the Rockies
April 16, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - “Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men”.
US 160/550 Frontage Road Access Closure at East Turner Drive
April 18, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Mercury Village Access Work to Close East Frontage Road Access; mall, theater access at Sawyer Drive remains open.
CDOT to Restart Intersection Improvements Project on US 85 Near Gilcrest Monday
April 19, 2013 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work was paused for winter but expected to finish May 2013.
Realignment Work to Close the Ramp from Southbound I-225 to Parker Road Next Week
April 19, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA— Sunday, April 21st through Thursday. April 25th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the ramp from southbound I-225 to Parker Road for ramp realignment, open trench construction of a storm sewer pipe and replacement of concrete pavement.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
April 19, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – The eastbound Interstate 70 frontage road is operating and traffic is moving smoothly through the two-lane, one-mile detour route, allowing full-scale excavation work to proceed at the Twin Tunnels. Drivers should anticipate slower traffic and a 35 mph speed limit while the detour is in place through late 2013.
I-70 Traffic Stops near Idaho Springs; Lane closure near Georgetown
April 19, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Lane closures and traffic stops are taking place next week on Interstate 70 at Fall River Road and Georgetown Hill for rock scaling and fence installation, weather permitting.
CDOT Announces 2013 Summer Construction Projects for Northeast Colorado
April 19, 2013 - Northeast Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has officially kicked off the 2013 construction season in the northeast section of the state.
State Patrol Honors CDOT Employee, Two Troopers
April 19, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DENVER, COLORADO – The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has honored three men, two of them CSP employees and one an employee of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), for their quick and effective actions that saved the life of a motorist following a vehicle accident on SH 17 near Cumbres Pass in southern Colorado on Feb. 9, 2013.
CDOT Begins FASTER-Funded Safety Improvements on US 50 West of Blue Mesa Reservoir
April 22, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GUNNISON COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun a major safety improvement project on US 50, west of Blue Mesa Reservoir. The work zone lies between the east end of Pleasant Valley (mile point 117.6) and the east side of Blue Creek Summit (MP 121.7).
Highway Improvements Begin on US 160 Between Cortez and Towaoc
April 23, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Traffic impacts this week and next; the work is suspended until mid-June.
Michigan River Bridge Replacement Project Restarting After Winter Hold
April 24, 2013 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3- Project on schedule to finish in June 2013.
CDOT Announces Summer/Fall Construction Projects in Northwest Colorado
April 25, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - NORTHWEST COLORADO – On the heels of National Work Zone Awareness Week (which this year was April 15-19), the Colorado Department of Transportation announces its summer and fall 2013 construction projects in the northwest section of the state, including Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, Lake, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, and Summit counties.
Ute Pass Lane Closure Tomorrow
April 25, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the right lane of westbound U.S. 24, one mile west of Manitou Springs, on Friday, April 26, to allow crews to break up the boulders that came down onto the highway Tuesday night.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
April 25, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Traffic continues to move smoothly on the two-lane, eastbound Interstate 70 frontage road around the Twin Tunnels. Please remember to anticipate slower traffic and a 35 mph speed limit while the detour remains in place through late 2013.
I-70 Traffic Stops in Idaho Springs/Georgetown Areas Start Sunday Night
April 26, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be stopping traffic and closing I-70 at Fall River Road and Georgetown Hill next week beginning this Sunday, April 28 for rock scaling and fence installation, weather permitting.
CDOT Improvement Team Honored - Among World’s Finest
April 25, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER, COLORADO – A Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) process improvement team that worked in the area of improving oversize and overweight vehicle permitting procedures and business practices has been honored among the top such teams in the world by the 2013 World Conference on Quality and Improvement.
I-70 Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path Opens Today
April 26, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Path could close temporarily in the event of inclement weather.
Rockfall Work in DeBeque Canyon On Monday - Expect Delays
April 26, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - I-70 reduced to single lane for eastbound traffic only; ALL lanes in both directions may be stopped if necessary.
Night Work Scheduled Tonight for Foothills Parkway and US 36
April 26, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Will require full closure of westbound US 36
I-76 to be Switched to New Configuration Between Brush and Fort Morgan Starting Next Week
April 26, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Configuration will last until November 2013.
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