News

05-2013

May News Items
NO LEFT TURNS ONTO SH 82 AT JW DR./VALLEY ROAD TOMORROW, MONDAY
May 1, 2013 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Old Castle SW Group, Inc., are making good progress on the project to improve State Highway 82 east (up-valley) of Carbondale.
Ramp from Mississippi Avenue to Southbound I-225 Will Close for Reconstruction Starting Tonight
May 3, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA— Friday, May 3rd through Thursday, May 23rd, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the ramp from Mississippi Avenue to southbound I-225 for reconstruction and realignment of the on ramp.
CDOT Still Planning an On-Target May 23 Opening of Independence Pass
May 3, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - CDOT crews to continue clearing, yet snow in forecast could set work back a bit.
Twin Tunnels Project Begins with a Blast
May 3, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Efforts to widen I-70 begin in earnest with tunnel widening work.
US 160/491 South Broadway Reconstruction Complete
May 3, 2013 - PROJECT COMPLETE - CORTEZ – On May 2, the Colorado Department of Transportation issued the final acceptance letter to contractor Lawson Construction, marking the completion of concrete reconstruction and safety improvements on US 160/US 491 in Cortez.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
May 3, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - 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 near Idaho Springs/Lane Closure near Georgetown
May 3, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY -
CDOT Announces New Program Engineer for Region 3
May 3, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - NORTHWEST – The Colorado Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the promotion of Grand Junction Resident Engineer Jason Smith to West Program Engineer in Region 3 (northwest Colorado, 14.5 counties).
SH 79 and Kiowa-Bennett Corridor Study Alternatives Available for Review
May 6, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Bennett, CO – The Town of Bennett has partnered with Adams and Arapahoe Counties and the Colorado Department of Transportation to conduct a detailed transportation study of the State Highway (SH) 79 and Kiowa-Bennett Road corridors north and south of I-70 around the Bennett area.
SH 133 South of McClure Pass - Fully Closed
May 6, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Following Rockfall Incident, Rock Scaling This Week on SH 133 Near Paonia Reservoir. (Travelers from north can still get to Marble and points south)
SH 82 Grand Avenue Bridge Environmental Assessment Moving Forward
May 6, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS - Since the Public Open House on January 9, the Grand Avenue project team has been working to add definition to the preferred alternative for the Environmental Assessment (EA).
I-70 Resurfacing Work from Eagle to Edwards Continues
May 6, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Motorists asked to slow down due to uneven road conditions.
I-70 Eastbound Glenwood Canyon Concrete Resurfacing Project
May 7, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work progressing well, mainline concrete complete Friday.
Brief Maintenance Resurfacing on US 160 in Mancos
May 7, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Highway to receive chip seal surface on short section at west side of town; motorists cautioned to drive slowly through work zone.
CDOT Launches Unprecedented Motorcycle Safety Campaign
May 8, 2013 - Traffic Safety - Campaign Reminds Riders: Choose To Ride with Gear to Save a Life.
SH 133 Open Day & Night, Traffic Delays During Day
May 8, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ROCK SCALING COMPLETE ON SH 133 NEAR PAONIA RESERVOIR, DRILLING & BLASTING UNDERWAY.
US 36 Closed for Eight Nights for Girder Installation on Uptown Avenue Bridge
May 8, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - BROOMFIELD – On May 8-15, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install bridge girders and deck panels for the new Uptown Avenue (Olde Wadsworth) bridge, which is between 104th Avenue and Wadsworth Parkway.
CDOT Mobile Receives Award from the White House
May 9, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Smartphone application and public-private partnership a “transportation technology solution for the 21st century”.
CDOT Selects Team for US 6 Design-Build Safety and Mobility Project
May 9, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has selected the team of Felsburg Holt & Ullevig (FHU) and Edward Kraemer and Sons, Inc. for the US 6 design-build project that will reconstruct 6th Ave. (US 6) from Knox Court to just east of I-25, replace five bridges that are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete and improve the Federal Boulevard/US 6 interchange.
SH 133 Opens Fully Tonight at 8 P.M.
May 9, 2013 - Rockfall work complete; only minor delays next week for final debris hauling.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
May 10, 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.
I-70 Traffic Stops in Georgetown area; Lane Closure west of Idaho Springs
May 10, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Daytime traffic stops and lane closures are taking place on Interstate 70 at Georgetown Hill and at Fall River Road near Idaho Springs next week for rock scaling and fence installation, weather permitting.
I-70 Resurfacing Project Underway between Utah State Line and Mack
May 13, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Old Castle SW Group, Inc., have a project underway that will provide a chip seal resurfacing on I-70 from the Utah state line to Mack (mile point 0 to 11.6).
Road Resurfacing Scheduled for Southeastern Colorado
May 13, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will chip seal four highway segments in southeastern Colorado over the next several days.
Month-long Highway Closure near Florence
May 14, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is closing State Highway 120 to through traffic for one month, allowing road widening work to take place as part of the construction of the new Arkansas River/Union Pacific Railroad Bridge in Portland.
Reminder to Cyclists: Vail Bike Path Remains Closed Until Late May or Early June
May 14, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Path will be opened when conditions are safe to do so.
US 385 Resurfacing Project in Kit Carson County Begins Today
May 14, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project will increase the lifespan of the highway.
Highway 36 Improvement Project Begins
May 14, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - ADAMS & ARAPAHOE COUNTIES – Work is underway by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to upgrade the seven-and-½ mile segment of State Highway 36 between Bennett and Strasburg.
U.S. 285 Traffic Stops near Morrison next week
May 14, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - JEFFERSON COUNTY – Traffic stops will be taking place on Highway 285 next week for rock mitigation work in Turkey Creek Canyon.
I-25 Expansion Project Temporarily Closing Portion of LaForet Trail
May 14, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Access under I-25 to Santa Fe Trail to be rebuilt.
Highway 67 Bridge Construction Begins
May 15, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT COUNTY – New bridge construction is underway on State Highway 67 where rainstorms flooded a normally-dry channel and heavily damaged the old structure last summer between Florence and Wetmore.
CDOT Names Western Colorado Area Top Roadeo Place Finishers
May 15, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO – George Chalberg of Eagle, CO, who works for Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance patrol 14 at Wolcott, claimed three top-five finishes during a snow and ice equipment roadeo for Maintenance Section 2/western Colorado area CDOT employees held May 8 at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.
CDOT, CSP and USFS to Address Parking Challenges at Popular Hanging Lake Rest Area in Glenwood Canyon
May 16, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Better signage, enforcement and communications will improve parking and hiking experiences.
Intersection Reconstruction Project Begins Monday in Estes Park
May 16, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project will pause during busy tourist season.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
May 16, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - 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 Georgetown area; Lane Closure west of Idaho Springs
May 17, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Daytime traffic stops and lane closures are taking place on Interstate 70 at Georgetown Hill and at Fall River Road near Idaho Springs next week for rock scaling and fence installation, weather permitting.
Bridge Replacement Project begins near Trinidad
May 17, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Old Structure available for adoption.
Power Line Installation to Slow I-25 Traffic Tomorrow
May 17, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – Drivers should expect slower traffic on northbound and southbound Interstate 25 on Saturday to allow Colorado Springs Utilities to install power lines across the highway.
I-25 Expansion Project Work Will Slow Nighttime Traffic
May 17, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Bridge Girder Placement, Sign Removal Will Result in Traffic Slowdowns.
Governor Signs Legislation Helping Fund Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels Fire Suppression System
May 17, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Bill Includes Clean Up of Abandoned Petroleum Contaminated Sites.
Virginia Dale Rest Area on US 287 ReOpens for Season Today
May 20, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Reopening is one week ahead of schedule.
Independence Pass Will Open for Season on Schedule -Thursday, May 23, at 2 p.m.
May 20, 2013 - - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - LAKE/PITKIN COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that the spring opening of SH 82 over Independence Pass will happen on schedule: Thursday, May 23, at 2 p.m. This scenic mountain corridor serves tourists, facilitates recreation and provides community connections across our state’s divide.
State Ramps Up Enforcement for Click It or Ticket, May 20 – June 2
May 20, 2013 - Traffic Safety - 2012 Statistics Show Pickup Trucks Have Lowest Seatbelt Usage Rate.
Some of Colorado’s Most Scenic Drives
May 21, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - The Memorial Day weekend begins the summer travel season and one of the best ways to see Colorado is to explore one of the state’s 25 Scenic and Historic Byways.
Vail Bike Path Will Open Today at 2 P.M.
May 23, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Path opens on schedule despite spring snowfall.
Summer Traffic Season Set to Start
May 23, 2013 - 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 over the Memorial Day weekend due to the number of events and social activities taking place throughout the state to kick off the summer season.
Partial Opening of Vail Pass Bike Path Today
May 23, 2013 - BIKE ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE/SUMMIT COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is opening the western portion of the Vail Pass Bike Path – between east Vail and the top of Vail Pass – at 2 p.m. today.
Public Invited to Open Houses About High Speed Rail Study
May 23, 2013 - UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES - Statewide Transportation Plan - Study evaluates potential rail alignments and ridership estimates along Front Range.
The 100 Deadliest Days on Colorado Roads Begins Today
May 24, 2013 - Traffic Safety - Heightened DUI Enforcement Runs Through Memorial Day Weekend
CDOT Names Northeastern, Eastern Colorado Area Top Roadeo Place Finishers
May 24, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - GREELEY, COLORADO – Mark Stoker of Burlington, CO, Transportation Maintenance Worker II for Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Patrol 19 at Burlington, claimed two top-five finishes during a snow and ice equipment training and educational roadeo for Maintenance Section 1 (northeastern/eastern Colorado) CDOT employees held May 21 at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley.
Mount Evans Highway Opens Today
May 24, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will open the Mount Evans Highway – State Highway 5 – for the season on Friday, May 24, at 5 p.m. It will remain open every day, weather permitting, from Echo Lake to the top of Mount Evans (14,264 feet), through Labor Day weekend.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
May 24, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - WEEKLY TRAFFIC ADVISORY
Highway Surface Improvements Begin near US 160 and SH 145 Junction in Cortez
May 28, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTEZUMA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Intermountain Slurry Seal will begin a project on Wednesday, May 29, to improve the surface of US 160 and SH 145 in Cortez. The innovative maintenance project, called micro-surfacing, was contracted for $436,000.
CDOT Begins Project to Smooth & Protect Million Dollar Highway
May 28, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor United Companies will begin a preventative maintenance project on US 550 from Silverton to Ouray next Monday, June 3.
US 34 Business Bypass Reconstruction Project Begins Today in Greeley
May 28, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Project scheduled for July 2013 completion.
Detour in Place on US 40 Over Elk River West of Steamboat Springs
May 28, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Detour part of bridge replacement project.
Motorists Should Expect Small Mudslides on State Highway 14 Today Due to Heavy Rains
May 29, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Crews working to keep highway open, but need room to work.
CDOT Kicks Off Statewide Transit Plan
May 29, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Study exploring an integrated transit system.
Rabbit Ears Pass Patrol Members Lead Craig Section 6 Maintenance Roadeo Results
May 29, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - CRAIG, COLORADO – Members of Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance patrol 13 at Rabbit Ears Pass along U.S. 40 claimed five of 15 top-five place finishes in an annual training and education snow & ice equipment roadeo for CDOT maintenance professionals from Craig Maintenance Section 6, comprised of six northwestern Colorado counties, held May 22 at the Grand County Fairgrounds in Kremmling.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
May 30, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Traffic is moving 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.
CDOT Crews to Display Equipment in Louisville Touch-A-Truck Event Tomorrow
May 31, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Event is free to the public.
US 36 Closed Tonight Under Wadsworth Parkway Bridge for Deck Pour
May 31, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - BROOMFIELD – Tonight, May 31, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pour the remaining half of the concrete deck on the new Wadsworth Parkway bridge as part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project.
SH 82 Grand Avenue Bridge Design Concepts Considered by Stakeholders
May 31, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS –The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) held the sixth meeting of the Stakeholders Working Group (SWG) to talk about design opportunities for the Grand Avenue Bridge (SH 82).
CDOT Reminds Motorists of Reduced Speeds on State Highway 14 Near Ault
May 31, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project underway, 28 day closure coming up June 12.
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