News

06-2013

June News Items
2013 Memorial Day Impaired Driving Crashes on the Rise
June 3, 2013 - Traffic Safety - 318 Drivers Celebrated Memorial Day Behind Bars with a DUI.
Surface Maintenance on Frontage Road
June 3, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be chip sealing the Interstate 25 West Frontage Road, north of Pueblo, this week.
Paving Operation in Clear Creek Canyon
June 3, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is paving two ½-mile segments of U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon next week.
CDOT Begins Project to Improve US 285 Monte Vista North
June 3, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Work includes highway resurfacing and drainage improvements.
CDOT Begins Project to Improve US 491 From Cahone to Utah State
June 3, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Work includes safety improvements, bridge resurfacing in Dove Creek.
Two Lanes of Southbound I-25 to Close Tonight Near Broomfield
June 3, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - CDOT to repair bridge deck and expansion joints.
REMINDER: Public Invited to Open Houses About High Speed Rail Study
June 4, 2013 - UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES - Statewide Transportation Plan - Study evaluates potential rail alignments and ridership estimates along Front Range.
Highway 9 Widening Project Set to Start
June 4, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins work this week to widen State Highway 9 between Agape Church and Coyne Valley Road.
Detour Begins Next Week on State Highway 14 Near Ault as Part of Bridge Replacement Project
June 5, 2013 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour will last 28 days and allows crews to build new bridge and reconstruct the roadway.
Upcoming Paving on Highway 50
June 5, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be paving a 1 ½-mile segment of U.S. 50 between Texas Creek and Cotopaxi next week (mile 249 – 250.5).
Bridge Monitoring Equipment to be installed on Highway 24
June 6, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Technology is a first in Colorado.
Eagle Interchange Project Moving Forward
June 6, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Project expected to begin mid-July 2013, utility relocations already underway.
Upcoming I-70 Traffic Stop in Silverthorne Area
June 6, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SILVERTHORNE – Lane closures and a traffic stop will be taking place on eastbound Interstate 70 next week, just west of the Silverthorne Interchange (Exit 205), for removal of the old electronic sign and the structurally-deficient sign bridge that crosses the highway.
Improvements Get Underway on US 160 Through Downtown Monte Vista
June 6, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Local, State and Federal Partnership Making this Project Possible.
Highway 50 Improvement Project Set to Start
June 7, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CAŇON CITY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins upgrading U.S. 50 in the Caňon City area on Monday, June 17.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
June 7, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Traffic on the eastbound Interstate 70 frontage road around the Twin Tunnels continues to flow smoothly, although drivers should continue to anticipate slower traffic and a 35 mph speed limit while the detour remains in place through late 2013.
Bridge Replacement Project on Hold near Trinidad
June 7, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Migratory Birds shuts work down.
Highway Improvement Project Begins Monday on Southbound I-25 North of Fort Collins
June 7, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project will help extend the life of the highway and create smoother drive for motorists.
Spring migration may be winding down, but wildlife are still present near highways, particularly from dusk to dawn
June 7, 2013 - WILDLIFE ON THE MOVE - Statewide Transportation Plan – As of June 1, those roadside reminders to slow down at night in specifically designated “wildlife corridors” are outside the enforcement period.
I-70 Eastbound Glenwood Canyon Concrete Resurfacing Project Update
June 7, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Traffic switched back to eastbound lanes on Tuesday; westbound stays in single-lane until project complete.
Bridge Monitoring Equipment Installation Delayed
June 10, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - MANITOU SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is postponing the installation of bridge monitoring equipment under the Williams Canyon Bridge on U.S. 24 since the required personnel will not be available for a few weeks.
24/7 Detour Begins Tomorrow at Midnight on State Highway 14 Near Ault
June 10, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour will last 28 days and allows crews to build new bridge and reconstruct the roadway.
I-70 Traffic Stops at Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels
June 10, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be stopping traffic at the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels (EJMT) this week for the installation of new overhead electronic signs.
HPTE Board Considering Adjusted Morning Peak Period Toll Rates for I-25 Express Lanes
June 10, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER—On June 19, 2013, the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) Board will act on a resolution to adjust toll rates for an additional hour in the morning peak period between 6:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on the I-25 HOV/tolled Express Lanes between downtown Denver and US 36.
9,327 Colorado Drivers Get Life-Saving Reminder to Buckle Up
June 11, 2013 - Traffic Safety - STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced today that the Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state issued 9,327 seat belt citations to drivers during the Click It or Ticket campaign, which lasted from May 20 to June 2.
Castle Creek Bridge (SH 82) Minor Repairs Underway for Next Two Days
June 11, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ASPEN – Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews are making some repairs to the Castle Creek Bridge on SH 82 tomorrow and likely Wednesday.
REMINDER: Public Invited to Open House About High Speed Rail Study Tonight in Silverthorne
June 11, 2013 - UPCOMING OPEN HOUSE - Statewide Transportation Plan - Study evaluates potential rail alignments and ridership estimates along Front Range
Twenty-Four Drug Recognition Experts Graduate Tomorrow
June 12, 2013 - Traffic Safety - Law Enforcement Officers Receive Training to Better Recognize Drug Impairment.
US 36 Closed in Two Locations Tonight for Bridge Work
June 12, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - BROOMFIELD – Tonight, June 12, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pour half of the deck for the new Uptown Avenue (Olde Wadsworth) bridge as part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
June 14, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Traffic on the eastbound Interstate 70 frontage road around the Twin Tunnels continues to flow smoothly, although drivers should continue to anticipate slower traffic and a 35 mph speed limit while the detour remains in place through late 2013.
CDOT Restripes US 160 West of Durango for Improved Safety through Passing Lanes
June 14, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - LA PLATA COUNTY – Motorists who travel often on US 160 between Durango and Mancos will notice the new passing lanes in both directions.
Date Change: Two SH 82 Intersections to Close Temporarily for Deer Guard Installation
June 20, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE/Date Change: Begins July 8th - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES – Colorado Department of Transportation project contractor United Companies / Oldcastle SW Group has requested a permit from Eagle County to close the intersection of JW Drive and SH 82 and the intersection of Valley Road and SH 82.
Night Work Scheduled Sunday and Next Week at Foothills Parkway and US 36
June 14, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Will require lane closures on eastbound and westbound US 36.
24/7 Detour Begins Saturday Night at Midnight on State Highway 14 Near Ault
June 14, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour will last 28 days and allows crews to build new bridge and reconstruct the roadway.
Resurfacing Project on State Highway 317 Underway
June 17, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Partnering between CDOT and Shell moves project forward.
Paving Begins on US 160 Between Cortez and Towaoc
June 17, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTEZUMA COUNTY – Starting Monday, June 24, paving will begin on US 160 between Cortez and Towaoc, as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s resurfacing and safety-improvement project.
CDOT Launches Share the Road, Friend Campaign
June 18, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - “Life has enough problems. Share the road, friend.”
US 36 Closed Tonight for Deck Pour on Uptown Avenue Bridge
June 19, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - BROOMFIELD – Tonight, June 19, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pour the remaining deck for the new Uptown Avenue (Olde Wadsworth) bridge as part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project.
HPTE Board Approved Adjustment of Morning Peak Period Toll Rates for I-25 Express Lanes
June 19, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER— Today, June 19, 2013, the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) Board acted on a resolution to adjust toll rates for an additional hour in the morning peak period (6:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m.) on the I-25 HOV/tolled Express Lanes between downtown Denver and US 36.
Interquest Parkway Interchange Work Results in Nighttime Ramp Closures
June 19, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – Grading and paving operations will temporarily impact the Interstate 25/Interquest Parkway interchange (Exit 153) over the next couple of weeks.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
June 21, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Traffic on the eastbound Interstate 70 frontage road around the Twin Tunnels continues to flow smoothly, although drivers should continue to anticipate slower traffic and a 35 mph speed limit while the detour remains in place through late 2013.
Two-Month Closure of Pecos Street at I-70 Begins Today
June 24, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - Crews replacing signalized intersection with roundabouts.
Michigan River Bridge Replacement Project Completed
June 24, 2013 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project finishes on schedule, budget.
Traffic Stops Ahead at Highway 67 Bridge Site
June 26, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins alternating traffic through its bridge construction area between Florence and Wetmore on State Highway 67 today.
US 40 Muddy Slide Repair Project Begins Monday
June 26, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Crews will construct retaining wall to stabilize hillside.
I-70 Eagle Interchange Project Public Open House
June 26, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Town of Eagle and project contractor Flatiron Construction are hosting a public open house to share information and answer questions about the I-70 Eagle Interchange project, scheduled to begin in mid-July.
CDOT Contractor Earns Incentive for Early Completion of Work on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon
June 27, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the early completion of work on I-70 eastbound resurfacing in Glenwood Canyon, east of Hanging Lake Tunnel.
Interquest Parkway Interchange Work Results in Additional Nighttime Closures
June 27, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Grading, paving will temporarily impact on-, off-ramps for 4 nights.
US 160 Over Wolf Creek Pass Remains Closed Due to Fire
June 27, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional team in planning stages for possible reopen this Saturday.
Vail Pass Bike Path Improvements Underway Next Week
June 27, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Path remains open for travel but anticipate stops.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
June 28, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Traffic on the eastbound Interstate 70 frontage road around the Twin Tunnels continues to flow smoothly, although drivers should continue to anticipate slower traffic and a 35 mph speed limit while the detour remains in place through late 2013.
Paving on Highway 50 next week
June 28, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will finish paving a 1 ½-mile segment of U.S. 50 between Texas Creek and Cotopaxi on Monday, July 1.
I-70 Diverging Diamond Interchange Public Open House July 1
June 28, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GRAND JUNCTION, CO June 28, 2013 —The Colorado Department of Transportation and the City of Grand Junction are partnering to improve safety and traffic flow on I-70 at Exit 26 (at US 6 & 50).
US 160 Over Wolf Creek Pass Set to Open at 6 A.M. Tomorrow Morning
June 28, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SH 149 will remain closed, motorists urged to check website as conditions on both highways could change.
SH 149 is Open, With Pilot Car Operations During Day, Free Passage at Night
June 29, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - US 160 over Wolf Creek Opened this morning, as planned.
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