News

08-2013

August News Items
All I-25 lanes open today at the 29th Street Bridge
August 2, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – All four lanes of Interstate 25 reopen to traffic at the 29th Street Bridge this morning.
Night Work Scheduled Sunday Night at Foothills Parkway and US 36
August 2, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Will require a full closure of westbound US 36, Foothills Parkway.
Piňon Rest Area reopens next week
August 2, 2013- Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Innovative Sewer System saves Water and helps Environment.
Upcoming CDOT Maintenance Projects in Northwest Colorado
August 2, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work will help create a smoother ride for motorists.
New Communications Facilities to Enhance Cell Coverage, Emergency Services in Glenwood Canyon
August 2, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work at Hanging Lake Rest Area site underway now.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
August 2, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Although a majority of the required blasting work is complete through the eastbound Twin Tunnels, lane closures continue through the area for paving, striping and barrier work.
Over 1,500 People Have Viewed Grand Avenue Bridge Model
August 2, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Comments are useful for City Council’s input on architectural elements.
Click It or Ticket Campaign Costs 2,356 drivers
August 5, 2013 - Traffic Safety - STATEWIDE—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies in 12 counties in Colorado issued 2,356 seat belt citations to drivers during the Click It or Ticket nighttime campaign which ran July 22-28.
Public Invited to Founders Parkway/Allen Way Open House
August 6, 2013 - PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CASTLE ROCK – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is holding a public meeting this month regarding upcoming improvements at the Founders Parkway (State Highway 86)/Allen Way intersection.
CDOT Resurfacing Project Progressing Well on SH 149South of Lake City
August 6, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - As work moves into chip seal phase, project on target for completion this month.
Construction Begins on Raton Pass
August 6, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - LAS ANIMAS COUNTY – A Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project consisting of asphalt paving, bridge upgrades and new guardrails is underway on the 7 ½ mile segment of Interstate 25, north from the New Mexico state line.
Motorists in Northern Colorado Urged to Watch Out for CDOT’S Newest Piece of Highway Equipment: The Gator Getter
August 6, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Truck extension allows for improved safety and efficiency for work on high speed highways.
CDOT Improving SH 17 on La Manga Pass
August 7, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Project to upgrade pavement condition, guardrail and drainage on this mountain corridor.
New and Re-Appointments to the State Transportation Commission Announced
August 8, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - STATEWIDE - Governor John Hickenlooper announced appointments to several boards and commissions, including those to the State Transportation Commission.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
August 9, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Although a majority of the required blasting work is complete through the eastbound Twin Tunnels, lane closures continue through the area for paving, bridge and electrical work.
Resurfacing Begins Next Week on I-70 Near Flagler
August 9, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will extend the life of the highway, create smoother driving surface.
Air Traffic Control System Complete, Operational at Western Colorado Airports
August 9, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER, COLORADO - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Aeronautics Division announced that a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Next Generation Air Transportation (NextGen) ground and satellite-based air traffic control system that expands radar coverage of the airspace serving major western Colorado airports at Gunnison, Telluride, and Durango became operational on July 31.
Colorado’s Bridges Benefitting from FASTER Funding through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise
August 12, 2013 - TRANSPORTATION MATTERS - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - NORTHEASTERN COLORADO – In August 2007, the safety of bridges on our nation’s highway system came into the spotlight following the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Paving Work to Close Yampa Avenue in Craig For Two Days Next Week
August 12, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work will take place in mid-August and will help prevent roadway deterioration.
Colorado’s Bridges Benefitting from FASTER Funding through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise
August 12, 2013 - TRANSPORTATION MATTERS - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - In August 2007, the safety of bridges on our nation’s highway system came into the spotlight following the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Colorado’s Bridges Benefitting from FASTER Funding through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise
August 12, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - NORTHWEST COLORADO – In August 2007, the safety of bridges on our nation’s highway system came into the spotlight following the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Old Highway 24 Closed due to Road Damage
August 13, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - MANITOU SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed about ½ mile of U.S. 24 Business (Manitou Avenue), at the west end of town, after flooding damaged and weakened segments of the roadway, making it unsafe for travel (see picture).
Colorado’s Bridges Benefitting from FASTER Funding through Colorado Bridge Enterprise
August 13, 2013 - TRANSPORTATION MATTERS - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – In August 2007, the safety of bridges on our nation’s highway system came into the spotlight following the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, MN.
CDOT Rockfall Mitigation on SH 145 at Ophir
August 14, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Mon, Tues, expect up to 1-hour closures on SH 145 and San Miguel CR 63L; then just single-lane, alternating traffic on SH 145 through August.
New Procedures Instituted for Highway 24 Flooding
August 15, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is establishing new protocols to help enhance safety for the traveling public on Ute Pass when flooding is likely or imminent.
CDOT Launches Unprecedented “Drink & Don’t Drive” Campaign
August 15, 2013 - Traffic Safety - Impaired Driving Enforcement Begins Tomorrow.
Highway Impacts begin Monday for USA Pro Challenge
August 15, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - DENVER — Colorado’s largest in-person spectator event – the USA Pro Challenge (USAPC) – begins in Aspen on Monday, August 19.
Environmental Document signed for New Pueblo Freeway
August 15, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for improvements to Interstate 25 through Pueblo Thursday, August 15th.
Environmental Document signed for Lamar Reliever Route
August 15, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the U.S. 287 at Lamar Reliever Route Thursday, August 15th.
CDOT Mudslide Clean-up on SH 145 West of Telluride
August 16, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SAN MIGUEL COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation continues to clear mud and make repairs on a section of SH 145 between Telluride and Placerville.
Highway Impacts begin today for USA Pro Challenge
August 19, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ASPEN — The USA Pro Challenge (USAPC) gets underway today with the Aspen/Snowmass Circuit.
Today’s Highway Impacts for USA Pro Challenge
August 20,2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ASPEN — The USA Pro Challenge (USAPC) takes the riders from Aspen to Breckenridge today, impacting four state highways en route.
Grand Ave. Bridge EA - Enthusiastic Support for the New Pedestrian Bridge Type
August 20, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Glenwood Springs City Council favors simple ped bridge design that complements surrounding environment.
CDOT Begins Structural Repairs on Surrey Ridge, Ridgegate and Happy Canyon Bridges
August 20, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Three-Month Project Requires Lane Reductions on I-25 in Douglas County.
Cyclists head North for Stage Three of USA Pro Challenge
August 21, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - BRECKENRIDGE — Riders in the USA Pro Challenge (USAPC) will be traveling from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs today, impacting two state roadways along the 106-mile route.
CDOT Rockfall Mitigation on SH 145 at Ophir Travel Advisory Update
August 21, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - 20-min traffic stops on SH 145 and San Miguel CR 63L this week; single-lane, alternating traffic on only SH 145 through next week, early Sept. possible.
Pueblo Attorney & Former State Legislator Bill Thiebaut Appointed to State Transportation Commission
August 21, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Governor John Hickenlooper has announced another appointment to the State Transportation Commission—former state legislator, Bill Thiebaut.
Vail Area next stop for USA Pro Challenge
August 22, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The USA Pro Challenge (USAPC) heads south to the Eagle Valley today as the cyclists race more than 102 miles from Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek.
Pro Challenge Shifts to Vail Pass
August 23, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - VAIL — Cyclists will be racing the clock for 10 miles up Vail Pass as part of the USA Pro Challenge (USAPC) time trial today.
Traffic Switch to Permanent Roundabout on SH 145 Telluride Project
August 22, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - TELLURIDE – During the week of August 25, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Williams Construction will shift traffic from the current temporary roundabout onto the newly completed permanent roundabout on State Highway (SH) 145 near Telluride.
CDOT Names Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Director
August 22, 2013 - STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLAN - DENVER, COLORADO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced that Scot Cuthbertson has been hired as the department’s Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director.
Wadsworth Parkway Work Requires Ramp and Roadway Closures This Weekend
August 22, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - BROOMFIELD – As part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close Wadsworth Parkway and the Wadsworth on-ramp to eastbound US 36 this weekend to reconfigure the roadway and install a portion of the bikeway underpass.
Pro Challenge Moves to Front Range
August 24, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LOVELAND — Cyclists are racing mountains and plains today as they travel 117 miles from Loveland to Estes Park and down to Fort Collins on Stage Six of the USA Pro Challenge (USAPC).
Final Day for Pro Challenge
August 25, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER — The 75 miles of the seventh and final stage of the USA Pro Challenge (USAPC) runs through city streets today.
Public Invited to Founders Parkway/Allen Way Open House Wednesday
August 26, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CASTLE ROCK – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is holding a public meeting this week regarding upcoming improvements at the Founders Parkway (State Highway 86)/Allen Way intersection.
CDOT’S Roadside Mowing Underway
August 27, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Mowing delayed until late summer for the second year in a row due to fire ban.
I-70 Eagle Interchange – Phase 3 Construction Begins With North-Side Traffic Switch
August 26, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY — On Friday, August 30, Phase 3 construction north of I-70 will begin. This will result in a coordinated traffic switch along Eby Creek Road north of I-70, as well as a new traffic alignment for the westbound off-ramp.
Partial closure of Mount Evans Highway next week
August 28, 2013 - 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 3, at 8 a.m.
CDOT Mobile Smartphone Application Launches Real-Time Notifications in Time for Labor Day Weekend
August 28, 2013 - Denver-Metro Area/CDOT Region 1 - Tomorrow CDOT and its partner The Hub Companies, LLC, the organization responsible for the development of the CDOT Mobile Smartphone application, will begin providing real-time push notifications to users of the CDOT Mobile application.
Vail Pass Bike Path Closures Begin Next Week
August 28, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Path remains open on weekends.
Virginia Dale Rest Area on US 287 Closes for the Winter on September 9
August 29, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - On Monday, September 9, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the Virginia Dale Rest Area for the winter.
Summer Traffic Season set to Wrap-Up
August 30, 2013 - Statewide News - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state over the Labor Day weekend due to the number of events and social activities taking place around the region to finish up the summer travel season.
US 385 Resurfacing Project in Kit Carson County Complete
August 30, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has successfully completed a resurfacing project on US 385 south of Yuma County from mile marker (MM) 194.8 to MM 207.6, north of Burlington.
I-70 Eagle Interchange - Phase 3 Construction Now Moves into South-side Traffic Switch
August 30, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - On Wednesday, September 4, Phase 3 construction activities will necessitate a traffic switch south of I-70 (last week, there was a traffic switch on the north side of I-70, which remains in place).
High Park Burn Area to Receive Much-Needed Drainage Improvements
August 30, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Beginning the week of Monday, September 9, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a drainage improvements project in the High Park Fire burn zone through Poudre Canyon on State Highway 14.
The Grapes of Byway
August 30, 2013 - Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest Colorado/CDOT Regions 2, 3, 4, and 5 - A partnership between the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Scenic and Historic Byways Program, the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO), and Colorado Department of Agriculture is highlighting agritourism around the state.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
August 30, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Lane closures continue next week in the Twin Tunnels area for barrier work, rotomilling and paving and traffic shifts.
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