News

10-2013

October News Items
Mt. Evans Highway Closing This Week
October 1, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is closing the lower portion of the Mount Evans Highway (State Highway 5) – between Echo Lake and Summit Lake – for the season at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 3.
8th Street Detour for Grand Avenue Bridge Project under Development
October 1, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project team continues to meet with the City to work out details.
Public Invited to Hearing for New Pueblo Freeway
October 2, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are holding a public hearingtomorrow regarding the Interstate 25 New Pueblo Freeway Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).
Highway 86 Improvement Project underway this week
October 2, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Work consists of rotomilling the old surface and then paving the six mile segment between SH 83 in Franktown and the Douglas/Elbert county line.
Upcoming Traffic Shift on I-25 near Castle Pines
October 3, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DOUGLAS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be shifting traffic on Interstate 25 between RidgeGate Parkway and Surrey Ridge this weekend as part of an extensive bridge rehabilitation project.
Highway 86 Improvement Project Underway Tomorrow
October 3, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Hours shortened to accommodate commuter traffic.
Weekend Work Requires Closure of Wadsworth Parkway Ramps and US 36
October 4, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - BROOMFIELD – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will have ramp closures and lane restrictions at Wadsworth Parkway this weekend starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 through 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
October 4, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Asphalt paving, bridge and median barrier work, sign installation, and truck hauling operations are scheduled for next week, east and west of the Twin Tunnels and at the bottom of Floyd Hill.
CDOT Closing Southbound I-25 On Ramp to Westbound I-70 for Emergency Repairs
October 4, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Starting at 12:30 p.m., CDOT crews will be closing the on ramp to westbound I-70 from southbound I-25 for emergency repairs to the bridge. The closure is anticipated by to approximately 12 hours.
US 40 Elk River Bridge Replacement
October 4, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ROUTT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s project to replace the US 40 Elk River Bridge west of Steamboat Springs remains on target for a November completion.
Gov. Hickenlooper announces State Highway 119 completely open in Boulder Canyon
October 7, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 -
I-70 Reconstruction Underway Next Week
October 7, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - AURORA – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins reconstructing the 2 ½ mile segment of Interstate 70 between Tower Road and Colfax Avenue (U.S. 40/287) on Monday, October 14.
CDOT Telephone Town Hall to Update Public on Improvements to Flood-Ravaged US 34
October 8, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will host a telephone town hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.
North Gate Boulevard under I-25 Reopening with Roundabouts
October 8, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Redesign eliminates three loop ramps to improve mobility, safety at busy interchange.
Grand Ave. Bridge Project Team Highlights 6th & Laurel Evaluation Process
October 9, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Revised Alternative 3A roundabout determined to best meet project criteria and public input.
Colorado Airport System Yields Big Business
October 10, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER, COLORADO – An economic impact study recently released by the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Aeronautics has shown that the state’s commercial and general aviation airports are a major economic generator for the state.
I-25/Highway 24 Ramp/Lane Closures Next Week
October 10, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be closing two ramps to and from Interstate 25 as part of a current bridge improvement project.
Public-private partnership key to improving US 6 east and west of Edwards
October 10, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will advertise a project to prospective contractors this February that will improve US 6 east and west of Edwards.
Road Race/Paving Coincide Tomorrow on SH 67
October 11, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - South/Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CRIPPLE CREEK – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is advising drivers to be extra cautious and watch for runners if traveling State Highway 67 between Cripple Creek and Victor tomorrow.
I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
October 11, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Overnight traffic pacing to impact travel time beginning Thursday.
Concrete Reconstruction Work to Cause Delays at University Boulevard/Belleview Avenue This Weekend
October 11, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Starting at 8 p.m. tonight, October 11 and continuing until 5:30 a.m. on Monday, October 14, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pave a portion of the University Boulevard/Belleview Avenue intersection in concrete.
Highway 24 Closure Postponed/Rescheduled
October 15, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is rescheduling the overnight closure of eastbound U.S. 24 at Union Boulevard until next week.
SH 82 Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge “Story Poling” Event Tomorrow
October 15, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The SH 82 Grand Avenue Bridge project team is hosting another story poling event, this time to provide a visual perspective of the proposed pedestrian bridge ramp to 7th Street. Members of the team will be on location, showing the width and height of an ADA-compliant pedestrian ramp.
A final full closure, both directions, on SH 145 Lizard Head Pass Monday Night, October 21
October 16, 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 second full closure of both lanes this coming Mondaynight, starting a 9 p.m. (October 21) and ending at 5 a.m. (October 22).
Public Invited to Statewide Transit Plan Public Open Houses
October 16, 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.
CDOT Maintenance Crews to Pump Water from I-70 West of Parachute Today, Friday
October 17, 2013 Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Today and Friday, CDOT maintenance crews will pump the flood-created ponds from median between I-70 east- and westbound lanes west of Parachute (between mile points 68.5 and 69.5).
Gov. Hickenlooper announces 44 statewide transportation projects for RAMP program
October 17, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Don Hunt today announced 44 partnership projects as part of the Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships (RAMP) program totaling $580 million to maximize and expand the statewide transportation system.
I-70 Eagle Interchange Traffic Switch
October 17, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE - Traffic on Eby Creek Road between Chambers and I-70 is now switched to a new configuration.
Independence Pass Gets 8 Inches
October 18, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - CDOT crews maintaining pass, surrounding snow-packed areas; conditions expected to clear this afternoon.
CDOT to Host Telephone Town Hall for State Highway 72 Flood Recovery Efforts Through Coal Creek Canyon
October 21, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER -- The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will host a telephone town hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22 for members of the public to learn more about efforts currently underway to repair State Highway (SH) 72 between SH 93 to SH 119 in Coal Creek Canyon.
CDOT Unveils New Statewide Transportation Plan Website
October 22, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a new website in coordination with the development of the 2040 Statewide Transportation Plan which identifies future needs for Colorado’s transportation system and establishes a transportation vision for the state.
Project Nears Completion: SH 145 Telluride Roundabout
October 22, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Paving wraps up today, traffic delays decrease and project will be completed by November 6, weather permitting.
Telluride Roundabout - Paving done today! Project complete by November 6
October 22, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Paving wraps up today, traffic delays decrease and project will be completed by November 6, weather permitting.
State and local partnership key to improving US 6 east and west of Edwards
October 24, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY, The Colorado Department of Transportation will advertise a project to prospective contractors this February that will improve US 6 east and west of Edwards.
City of Glenwood Springs Invites Public Comment on South Bridge Environmental Assessment
October 23, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Public Hearing
CDOT Encourages Motorists to Prepare for Winter
October 24, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - This week, October 20 through October 26 is Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is encouraging Coloradans to prepare their vehicle for the winter ahead.
CDOT presenting Rail Study Findings to Public
October 25, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail is holding several open houses over the next few weeks to present recommendations to the public from the Interregional Connectivity Study (ICS).
Rock Work to Stop Traffic in Manitou
October 25, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - MANITOU SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be conducting rock scaling operations near Cave of the Winds next week, requiring intermittent traffic stops on U.S. 24.
Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
October 25, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Median barrier work, sign installation, and truck hauling operations are part of the planned activities for next week, east and west of the Twin Tunnels.
Railroad Repairs to Close Santa Fe Drive Near Oxford Avenue This Weekend
October 30, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Starting at 10 p.m. on November 1, 2013 and continuing until 5:30 a.m. on November 4, 2013, weather permitting, all lanes of northbound and southbound Santa Fe Drive between Union Avenue and Oxford Avenue will be closed for railroad crossing repairs.
I-25/U.S. 24 Interchange Design-Build moving Forward
October 29, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is taking the initial steps for the reconstruction of the Interstate 25/U.S. 24-Cimarron St. Interchange following the Colorado Transportation Commission’s recent approval of RAMP funding (Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships) for the project.
October Experienced Highest Alcohol-Related Fatalities in 2012
October 30, 2013 - Traffic Safety - Impaired Driving Enforcement Begins Today
Old Highway 24 Reopens
October 30, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Flood Damage Closed Highway in August
Drivers Cautioned about I-70 Sun Glare
October 30, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers who travel Interstate 70 about the sun glare problem that impacts drivers at this time of year on Floyd Hill.
Public Open House
October 30, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - SH 9 Colorado River South Wildlife & Safety Improvements
INDEPENDENCE PASS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
October 31, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Icy conditions and snow drifts up to four feet cause closure today, reopen pending weather
PROJECT UPDATE: US 40 Muddy Pass Slide Repair Project Suspended for Winter by Next Friday, November 8
October 31, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GRAND/JACKSON/ROUTT COUNTIES — On or before next Friday, November 8, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will suspend work for the season on US 40 Muddy Pass, mile post 156, just west of the SH 14 intersection.
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