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09-2013

September News Items
CDOT Begins Culvert Replacement on SH 145 Lizard Head Pass
September 2, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SAN MIGUEL COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project Wednesday, September 4, to replacea corroded steel culvert (installed in 1966) under SH 145 on Lizard Head Pass (mile point 57.6).
Upcoming Lane Shift on I-25
September 3, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DOUGLAS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be shifting the southbound lanes of Interstate 25 between RidgeGate Parkway and Castle Pines Parkway next week as part of an extensive bridge rehabilitation project.
Resurfacing Project Begins Today on US 40 Between Byers and Deer Trail
September 3, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Today, September 3, 2013, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins a resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project on US 40 between Byers and Deer Trail.
State Highway 14 Coal Bank Creek Bridge Near Ault Successfully Replaced
September 5, 2013 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT COMPLETE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project finished on time, budget.
Reminder to Motorists: Virginia Dale Rest Area on US 287 Closes for the Winter on September 9
September 5, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LARIMER COUNTY – On Monday, September 9, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the Virginia Dale Rest Area for the winter. The rest area is located on US 287 at mile marker 383, approximately two miles south of the Colorado/Wyoming border.
CDOT Begins Culvert Replacement on US 491North of Cortez
September 5, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTEZUMA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project on September 16 to replace a corroded steel culvert (installed in 1974) under US 491 just north of Cortez (and north of Lebanon Road, or CR 25).
Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels Receive Tiger Grant Funds for Fire Suppression System
September 5, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER— The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that Colorado will receive $10 million for a fixed fire suppression system at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels (EJMT) on the I-70 west corridor.
Final Traffic Switch at I-70B Project to Begin Next Week
September 5, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Traffic to be moved back to original configuration next Wednesday morning.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
September 6, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Barrier and guardrail work, electrical line placement, painting, and rotomilling and paving will be taking place next week, east and west of the Twin Tunnels.
US 160/550 Frontage Road (La Posta Road) Closure
September 6, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Mercury Village Highway Access Construction Continues – temporary road closure will cause no business access closures.
Paving on Highway 115
September 6, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be paving State Highway 115, between mile one and three, just east of Caňon City, next week.
CDOT to Chip Seal SH 3 in Durango Next Week
September 6, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Process preserves and prolongs highway surface.
FASTER Funding Goes Towards Safety Improvements on US 160 West of Pagosa Springs
September 6, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - ARCHULETA COUNTY – Work is underway to improve the intersection of US 160 at Hurt Drive (MP 131.95) and Badger Road, located in the Aspen Springs subdivision area west of Pagosa Springs.
1,342 Arrested for Impaired Driving During Heightened Labor Day Enforcement
September 9, 2013 - Traffic Safety - STATEWIDE— Labor Day marked the unofficial close of summer, and for the many arrested for driving impaired on Colorado roadways the end-of-summer celebrations came to an abrupt finish.
Paving on Highway 115 Postponed One Week
September 9, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FREMONT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be paving State Highway 115, between mile one and three, just east of Caňon City, next week. Work originally was scheduled to take place this week but rescheduled due to the high probability of thunderstorms.
High Park Burn Area to Receive Much-Needed Drainage Improvements Starting This Week
September 9, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AND OPEN HOUSE - Open house to be held this Tuesday.
Bridge Monitoring Equipment to be installed on Highway 24
September 9, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Technology is a first in Colorado.
XCEL Energy to Close I-70 Near I-25 This Weekend
September 11, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Starting at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 and continuing until 5:30 a.m. on Monday, September 16, Xcel Energy will close eastbound and westbound I-70 near I-25 in order to relocate overhead transmission lines in preparation for a project that will construct light rail.
Bridge Replacement Project restarts near Trinidad
September 12, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - LAS ANIMAS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Purgatoire River Bridge replacement project on U.S. 350 has resumed after it was put on hold in June due to environmental concerns from migratory birds.
Northeast Colorado Highway Closure Update
September 12, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Several area highways closed until storm ceases and assessments are completed.
Highway 24 temporarily reopens
September 12, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PLEASE NOTE TRAVEL ADVISORY BELOW.
I-70 Diverging Diamond Interchange Project Progressing
September 12, 2013 - Traffic switch happening on Monday to accommodate next phase of construction.
Several area highways remain closed until storm ceases and assessments are completed
September 12, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - NORTHEAST COLORADO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) continues to keep several highways closed as a result of the storms that began last night. Many of the closed highways have sustained significant damage as a result of flooding, mudslides, rockfall, and other debris.
All Travelers in Boulder, Larimer, Jefferson and Clear Creek Counties Recommended to Avoid Travel on State Highways and Interstates
September 13, 2013 - EMERGENCY TRAVEL ADVISORY - Essential Travel Only.
Colorado Highway Closures Spread Far and Wide
September 13, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Motorists advised to stay off the roads.
Colorado Highway Closures Continue to Spread Far and Wide
September 13, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Motorists advised to stay off the roads.
Colorado Highway Closures – Update
September 13, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Motorists advised to stay off the roads, closures continue.
7:30 p.m. Highway Update: I-25 Open South of Harmony Road
September 13, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Colorado Flood Highway Update - 7:30 p.m.
9 p.m. Highway Update: Route Established To/From Estes Park for Local Support
September 13, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Colorado Flood Highway Update - 9 p.m.
Bridge Monitoring Equipment installation canceled
September 16, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - MANITOU SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is canceling the installation of its pilot bridge monitoring system on the U.S. 24 Williams Canyon Bridge due to the floods in the north and northeastern part of the state.
CDOT Actively Repairing Roadways
September 17, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Also expediting contracts to address hardest hit corridors.
CDOT Begins Culvert Replacement on US 491 North of Cortez
September 17, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTEZUMA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation began a project on Monday, September 16, to replace a corroded steel culvert under US 491 just north of Cortez (and north of Lebanon Road, or CR 25).
I-70 Eagle Interchange - Traffic Switch
September 18, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE - Next Wednesday, September 25, the I-70 Eagle Interchange construction project will complete a significant milestone: the intersection of Eby Creek Road and westbound I-70 ramps will adopt a new roundabout traffic configuration, increasing safety and reducing westbound off-ramp delays.
Accelerated Construction to Temporarily Impact Travel Patterns at I-25/North Gate Boulevard Interchange
September 19, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Partial closure scheduled to build North Gate interchange roundabouts.
Weekend Closure for Foothills Parkway over US 36 Begins Friday Night
September 19, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Will last until 6 a.m. Monday, will allow both lanes of Foothills to reopen.
Travel Impacts on US 50 over Monarch Pass for Special Use Permit
September 19, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - CHAFFEE COUNTY – Universal Pictures is using US 50 over Monarch Pass to shoot scenes for an upcoming film. This production work will be done at various locations between mile marker (MM) 190 at Sargents and MM 206 in the Monarch/Garfield area.
US 36 Closed Nightly This Weekend for First Major Bridge Demolition
September 19, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - BROOMFIELD – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close US 36 nightly, Sept. 20-23, to demolish the 112th/Olde Wadsworth bridge in Broomfield, the first of the old major bridges on the US 36 Express Lanes Project to be demolished.
CDOT Announces Creation of Infrastructure Recovery Force
September 19, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Focus to repair and reconstruction damage by December 1.
Southbound I-25 Speed Reductions Begin at Monument Hill
September 19, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - State, project contractor implement new speed reduction measures to enhance safety.
CDOT Reopens Seven Highways in the Last Two Days Following Flood Cleanup and Repairs
September 21, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – Today, September 21, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reopened five highways following flood repairs and cleanup with the help of CDOT maintenance crews and contractors.
CDOT Selects Four Additional Contractors to Assist With Flood Repairs
September 23, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has selected four additional contracting teams to begin repairs to three major corridors as well as the highways east of I-25 that sustained damage during the floods.
Public Invited to Statewide Transit Plan Public Open Houses
September 24, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - STATEWIDE - The Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of Transit and Rail is in the process of developing its first ever comprehensive Statewide Transit Plan, providing a framework for creating an integrated transit system that meets the mobility needs of Coloradans.
Lane Shift on I-25 South of RidgeGate Friday Night
September 25, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DOUGLAS COUNTY – This Friday night and Saturday morning, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will shift traffic into a new lane configuration on the bridge rehabilitation project on I-25 south of RidgeGate. The traffic shift will take place as follows:
Dotsero Bridge Replacement Complete Ahead of Schedule
September 26, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY — Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Eagle County and representatives from the Federal Highway Administration cut the ribbon during an informal gathering to mark the early completion the Dotsero “green” Bridge Replacement Project.
CDOT Announces Estimated Reopening Dates for Several Highways
September 26, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – Following the selection of four contractors earlier this week as well as continued work by Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews, the National Guard and other contractors, CDOT has announced estimated opening dates for many highways.
Today is 40th Anniversary of I-70 West of Fruita to Utah State Line
September 27, 2013 - Interstate segment won “first place” distinction in 1973 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GRAND JUNCTION, CO – Today, Sept. 27, 2013, the westernmost section of I-70 in Colorado, a 11-mile segment from Mack west to the Utah/Colorado border, has reached its 40th anniversary.
Fall Drives along Colorado Byways integrated with Colorado State Parks
September 27, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Peak to Peak Highway Open to all Traffic - DENVER – September brings a chill to the night air, an earlier sunset, and children back in school. Colorado is fortunate to have four distinct seasons, and this is the time of the year to get out and enjoy the fall colors.
Full Closures, both directions, on SH 145 Lizard Head Pass this Tuesday Night
September 27, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SAN MIGUEL COUNTY – The work to install one-half of the new concrete box culvert (CBC) under SH 145 on Lizard Head Pass will require a full closure of both lanes this coming Tuesday night, starting a 10 p.m. (October 1) and ending at 4 a.m. (October 2).
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
September 27, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Concrete paving, barrier and electrical work, and truck hauling operations are scheduled to take place next week, east and west of the Twin Tunnels and, at times, at the bottom of Floyd Hill.
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