News

12-2013

December News Items
Public Invited to Transit Plan Meeting Next Week
December 2, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - FORT MORGAN – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wants to hear from the public as it moves forward to create a statewide transit system.
Overnight closures of I-25/U.S. 24 Ramp
December 2, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be closing the ramp fromnorthbound Interstate 25 to eastbound U.S. 24 for several nights, allowing bridge improvements to take place on the Fountain Creek Bridge.
Winter Returns – Prepare for Snowy Passes
December 2, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - First December storm forecasts up to 3 feet on some passes by Wed night.
Cold and Snow Set to Take Hold - Ice & Snow, Take it Slow!
December 3, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is preparing to go on snow-shift throughout southeastern Colorado today as the latest blast of winter begins to settle in across the region.
Traffic Advisory - Northeast Colorado Storm Update
December 3, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Maintenance crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT’s) northeast region of the state are now on 12 hour snow shifts in the Boulder, Fort Collins, Fort Morgan, Estes Park, Greeley, Julesburg, Longmont, Loveland, and Sterling areas.
CDOT Removing Debris From Flood-Impacted Highways
December 5, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - All flood-related debris will be removed from CDOT right-of-way.
Major Construction Wrapping up at Belleview and University
December 6, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - North and Southbound Turn Lanes to Close for Two Weeks to Accelerate Construction.
Don’t Wine, Dine and Drive This Holiday Party Season
December 9, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Coloradans urged to celebrate responsibly.
Flood-impacted Highways Reopened to Cyclists
December 9, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Cyclists and motorists reminded temporary highways are narrow, shoulders minimal in some areas.
Eastbound Twin Tunnels Traffic Switch to Final Alignment
December 9, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Statewide – All lanes of eastbound I-70 through the Twin Tunnels will be placed in final alignment during the week of Dec. 9, weather permitting.
Maintenance work and Rock Scaling to start on SH 65 (Grand Mesa) at Exit 49
December 9, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GRAND MESA –Weather permitting, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews will be conducting maintenance repairs and rock scaling on State Highway 65 (Grand Mesa) at the eastbound Exit Ramp 49 beginning Monday, December 9, 2013.
CDOT Restricting Turns at US 34 Bypass and 18th Street in Greeley
December 10, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Restrictions will help improve safety for motorists.
Atmos Energy Work Continues on US 550 (North Main) at 18th Street
December 10, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO – Atmos Energy work at Main Avenue and 18th Street continues, with a southbound single-lane closure.
Daytime closures of I-25/U.S. 24 Ramp
December 11, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be closing the ramp from northbound Interstate 25 to eastbound U.S. 24 (Exit 139) over the next few days to finish installing expansion joints on the Fountain Creek Bridge.
I-70 Eagle Construction to Shut Down For Winter
December 12, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - All Goals for First Construction Season Accomplished On Time
All Lanes Open at Twin Tunnels
December 12, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Statewide – All lanes have been reopened at Eastbound Twin Tunnels after a nine month construction project widening the tunnel from two lanes to three.
CDOT Performing Emergency Repairs on US 36 Temporary Road Next Week
December 13, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will help improve safety and condition of highway through spring runoff.
Next Week's Schedule for Debris Removal from Flood-impacted Highways
December 13, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - All flood-related debris will be removed from CDOT right-of-way
I-70 Exit 26 Interchange Traffic to Switch to Diverging Diamond Configuration
December 13, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Traffic switch scheduled for Tuesday night, followed by winter suspension of work on Monday, December 23, 2013.
I-25 Bridge Work Set for this Weekend
December 13, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the left lane of northbound Interstate 25 at the South Academy Boulevard Bridge on Sunday, December 15, to replace expansion joints.
Saturday Ramp Closures in Effect on I-25
December 13, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Two Ramps Closed at 20th Street and Speer Boulevard Saturday, December 15.
CDOT Unveils Colorado Transportation Story Video and Extends Survey Deadline
December 17, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Citizens urged to help plan future of Colorado Transportation.
I-70 Exit 26 Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Project Closes Down for Winter
December 18, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Traffic Switch to DDI Configuration Postponed Until Project Re-opens.
Atmos Energy Work Switches to Northbound Main at 18th
December 18, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO – Motorists on US 550 (North Main Avenue) will encounter a single-lane closure on northbound Main Avenue (US 550) at 18th Street, as Atmos Energy continues its work to upgrade its utility lines under the roadway.
One lane of US 36 closed between Estes Park and Pinewood Springs now through the holidays
December 18, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Motorists urged to plan extra travel time.
Preventative rockfall work today, possibly Friday on US 160 west of Durango
December 19, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO - Colorado Department of Transportation rockfall contractor Yenter Companies Inc. will work to bring a rock down above US 160 near mile marker 78, just west of town (west of Wildcat Canyon Road).
Detour Today for US 34 Near 18th Street/US 34 Business
December 19, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour part of work to make repairs to intersection of US 34 Bypass and 18th Street.
Winter Highway Construction Update
December 19, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – Although highway construction projects are minimal at this time of year, work continues or begins on several Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) projects in southeastern Colorado this winter.
Fuel clean up on State Highway 119 through Boulder Canyon underway
December 19, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work expected to last through January 2014 at minimum.
Westbound I-70 at Wadsworth Reduced to One Lane
December 19, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Emergency repairs continue, delays expected throughout the evening.
Next Week's Schedule for Debris Removal From Flood-Impacted Highways
December 20, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - All flood-related debris will be removed from CDOT right-of-way.
CDOT Opens Additional Lanes on I-25 in Colorado Springs
December 23, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Colorado Springs – The Colorado Department of Transportation opened the third traffic lane on southbound Interstate 25 between North Gate Boulevard and Interquest Parkway on Dec. 18, and the third lane northbound between Interquest Parkway and North Gate Boulevard opened early on Dec. 20.
Heavy Traffic Expected Along I-70 Corridor for the Holidays
December 24, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Traffic Counts Up in November, Expected to Increase.
Eastbound I-70 Closed at Idaho Springs
December 26, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Accident Closes all Lanes of Eastbound I-70, Full Detour in Place.
Nighttime Ramp Closures Precede New Northbound Lane Opening
December 26, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - 3rd Traffic Lane Northbound from North Gate Boulevard to Monument Set to Open Saturday.
I-25 and Santa Fe Drive
December 26, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Improvements Continue on the I-25/Santa Fe Drive Interchange Project.
Increased DUI Enforcement to Ring in New Year
December 27, 2013 - TRAFFIC SAFETY - Drivers encouraged to plan ahead with alternate transportation this New Year’s.
8th Avenue Bridge Under I-25 Closed for Repairs
December 30, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1/6 - Both Lanes of 8th Avenue Closed at I-25 for Emergency Repairs
All turns restored to US 34 near 18th Street/US 34 Business
December 31, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Repairs complete, will improve safety to intersection following flood.
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