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02-2014

February News Items
A Good Storm
February 2, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Winter is back on – motorists encouraged to check conditions, prepare vehicles before each trip.
Rockfall Update - US 550 Red Mountain Pass
February 3, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Fence installation going well, traffic could flow through 24/7 starting this weekend if weather complies.
US 6 Bridges Project Construction Kick Off Delayed Until Feb. 14
February 4, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Weather Forecast Impacts Major Roadwork For One Week
Lane Closures on I-25 Rescheduled Due to Winter Weather
February 4, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Initial Work for US 6 Bridges Design-Build Project Delayed One Week
Preservation Essential Feature of Colorado Byways
February 4, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - This Week’s 2014 Saving Places Conference in Denver reminder of connection between history & highways
Northeast Colorado Storm Update
February 4, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Maintenance crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT’s) northeast region of the state are on 12 hour snow shifts in the Boulder, Fort Collins, Fort Morgan, Estes Park, Greeley, Julesburg, Longmont, Loveland, and Sterling areas.
Phase 2 of I-76 Reconstruction Set to Begin Between Fort Morgan and Brush Starting Tuesday, February 18
February 5, 2014 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - State Highway 71 bridge over I-76 will close for three months.
Fillmore Interchange Project Meeting Postponed
February 5, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is canceling tonight’s scheduled open house regarding proposed improvements to the Interstate 25/Fillmore Street Interchange due to adverse weather.
Rockfall Update - US 550 Red Mountain Pass
February 6, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Fence installation progresses swiftly; roadway could be fully open tomorrow evening.
Emergency Repairs Today at Eastbound I-70 at Tower Road
February 6, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - AURORA – Eastbound I-70 at Tower Road will undergo emergency repairs today at 1 p.m.
Highway 67 Closed at Highway 85
February 6, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1/6 - Train Derailment Closes Highway, No Estimated Time for Reopen
I-70 Mountain Corridor Peak Travel Time Metering
February 7, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Metering Used on I-70 Mountain Corridor for Safety Reasons in Eisenhower Tunnel, US 40 Metering for Congestion Relief.
Next Week's Schedule for US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction between Lyons and Estes Park
February 7, 2014 - Northeast Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes strongly advised via State Highway 7, US 34
Heavy Traffic Expected on I-70 Mountain Corridor
February 7, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Motorists Encouraged to Change Their Peak Times to Avoid Delays on I-70.
Final flood-related debris removal scheduled for State Highway 72 on Monday, February 17
February 7, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1/6 - Only flood-related debris will be accepted.
Use Caution When Driving US 36 Corridor
February 7, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1/6 - Winter weather brings hazardous conditions.
315 Drivers Penalized with a DUI over Super Bowl Weekend
February 11, 2014 - Statewide Traffic Safety - Super Bowl weekend offered more to be upset about than just the outcome of the game, as the number of Heat is On DUI arrests throughout the weekend hit a total of 315.
US 6 Bridges Project kicks off Feb. 14 with full closure of US 6
February 12, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Major work on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) US 6 Bridges Design-Build Project begins Friday, Feb. 14, with a full weekend closure of US 6 from I-25 to Sheridan Boulevard.
REMINDER: Final Flood-related Debris Removal Scheduled for State Highway 72 on Monday, February 17
February 12, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Only flood-related debris will be accepted
Flood Mitigation Work begins on Ute Pass
February 12, 2014 - Southeastern County/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – A project designed to improve water flow under U.S. 24 began this morning on Ute Pass.
Working Together to Make I-70 Work
Westbound I-70 from Tower Road to Colfax Reduced to One Lane
February 13, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - I-70 Reduced to One Lane in Each Direction from Tower Road to Colfax Beginning February 14.
Final Flood-related Debris Removal Scheduled for State Highway 119 Next Thursday
February 13, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Only flood-related debris will be accepted
Flood Mitigation Lane Closures Postponed
February 13, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is rescheduling the full closure of eastbound U.S. 24 on Ute Pass until after President’s Day Weekend. It was originally scheduled to close on Saturday.
Heavy Travel Delays on Westbound I-70
February 14, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Motorists traveling on westbound I-70 into the mountains are currently experiencing heavy delays due to a disabled vehicle that blocked the right lane at approximately Dumont for an extended time.
Phase 2 of I-76 Reconstruction Set to Begin Between Fort Morgan and Brush Starting Tuesday, February 18
February 14, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - State Highway 71 bridge over I-76 will close for three months
Media Viewing Areas for US 6 Bridge Demolition and Closure
February 14, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Full Closure of US 6 from I-25 to Sheridan Beginning Tonight
Next Week's Schedule for US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction Between Lyons and Estes Park
February 14, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes strongly advised via State Highway 7, US 34
CDOT Releases US 36 Concession Agreement
February 14, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - CDOT released the concession agreement for the US 36 corridor today upon further discussion with its partner Plenary Roads Denver.
CDOT and Colorado State Patrol to begin metering on-ramps to eastbound I-70 at Frisco and Silverthorne
February 15, 2014 - MEDIA ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER/NORTHEAST COLORADO — Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February and continuing on Sunday and Monday, CDOT and the State Patrol will metering traffic merging onto eastbound I-70 from the on-ramps at mile post 203 (Frisco) and 205 (Silverthorne).
Heavy Traffic Expected on I-70 Mountain Corridor
February 15, 2014 - MEDIA ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Peak Travel Times to Fluctuate Sunday, Allow for Extra Time.
Heavy Traffic Anticipated I-70 Mountain Corridor
February 16, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Delays Expected Along I-70 Mountain Corridor, Motorists Should Allow For Extra Time.
Traffic Flowing Smoothly Along I-70 Mountain Corridor
February 16, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Winter Weather may cause delays starting this evening.
US 6 Eastbound From Sheridan to I-25 to Reopen Ahead of Schedule
February 16, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – US 6 Eastbound from Sheridan to I-25 will reopen early after a weekend long closure for the US 6 Bridges Design-Build Project.
Three Hour Closure Scheduled Monday, February 24, for Blasting on US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction Between Lyons and Estes Park
February 17, 2014 - EMERGENCY FLOOD PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes in place; major delays expected.
Southbound I-25 Closed at Alameda Nightly
February 17, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Full Nightly Lane Closures on Southbound I-25 at Alameda Monday, February 17, Through Thursday Night, February 20.
High Performance Transportation Enterprise Board Meeting Information
February 18, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER/NORTHEAST COLORADO — The High Performance Transportation Enterprise Board meeting will be held tomorrow beginning at 12 p.m. at CDOT headquarters.
Crews Working on US 34 Between Loveland and Estes Park This Week and Next to Prepare for Spring Thaw
February 18, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Rockfall mitigation work may create stops of up to 30 minutes.
Nighttime Lane closures for Median Work Tonight
February 19, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Colorado Springs – The Colorado Department of Transportation will close the left lane of northbound Interstate 25, just north of N. Academy Boulevard, from 11 p.m., Wednesday until 5 a.m., Thursday for median construction work.
CDOT Region 5 Announces 2014 Construction Program
February 19, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Estimated $100 million (total) in roadway, traffic/safety projects in southwest including local agency funding and partnerships.
High Performance Transportation Board Unanimously Approves US 36 Concessionaire Agreement
February 19, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Financial close expected by next week.
Final Reminder: Final Flood-Related Debris Removal Scheduled for State Highway 119 Tomorrow
February 19, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Only flood-related debris will be accepted.
CDOT Finds Benefits and Financial Challenges to High Speed Transit
February 19, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) issued two draft reports today summarizing the feasibility of high-speed transit systems in both the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor and I-25 Front Range Corridor.
Final Flood-Related Debris Removal Scheduled for State Highway 7 This Saturday
February 20, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Only flood-related debris will be accepted.
Open House Scheduled for I-70 Eagle Construction Project
February 20, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE — As crews prepare to restart work on the I-70 Eagle Interchange project, Flatiron Constructors Inc., the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Town of Eagle will hold a public open house Wednesday, February 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Eagle Town Hall at 200 Broadway.
CDOT seeking Public input on Area Transit
February 20, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - TRINIDAD – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail wants to hear from citizens in Las Animas and Huerfano counties on how best to improve transit in the region.
Final Flood-Related Debris Removal Scheduled for US 36 and State Highway 66 Next Monday
February 20, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Only flood-related debris will be accepted and should be in place by end of day Sunday if possible.
CDOT Challenges Drivers to Change Their “Peak” Time
February 21, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Introducing “Oleg”- Accept his Olympic-sized challenge.
Grand Avenue Bridge Project to Engage Public in Refining Design Features
February 21, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Grand Avenue Bridge project team is moving into a more detailed design phase on the proposed Grand Avenue Bridge; new pedestrian bridge; and supporting changes to Grand Avenue, 7th Street, 8th Street, and the area on the north side of I-70.
I-70 Exit 26 Interchange Project Restarts Monday, February 24th
February 21, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Traffic switch to the Diverging Diamond configuration scheduled for Thursday night.
Heavy Weekend Traffic Expected Along I-70 Mountain Corridor
February 21, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - DENVER/NORTHEAST COLORADO — Heavy traffic is expected along the I-70 mountain corridor this weekend. Westbound traffic should anticipate delays Friday and Saturday a.m. into the early afternoon.
Next week's schedule for US 36 emergency flood reconstruction and final debris removal between Lyons and Estes Park
February 21, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Final debris removal, three-hour delay scheduled for Monday.
Lane closures begin next week on State Highway 7 between Lyons And Raymond
February 21, 20124 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Delays expected to be less than 15 minutes
Wave Escorts Implemented on I-70 to Ensure Public Safety
February 23, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER/NORTHWEST COLORADO — Heavy traffic is expected along the I-70 mountain corridor today. Eastbound I-70 to experiencing delays throughout the afternoon, motorists should allow for plenty of extra time.
US 36 Between Lyons and Estes Park Now Open to a Single Alternating Lane of Traffic Via Pilot Car
February 24, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Crews will be working overnight to maintain safety in the area.
Full Closure of Bryant Street Under US 6 Bridge Tonight
February 24, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER- The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be implementing a full closure of Bryant Street beneath the US 6 bridge tonight, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m.
CDOT Partners with Local Band to Turn the Volume Up on Distracted Driving
February 25, 2014 - Traffic Safety - Statewide Contest Encourages Teens to Live Life in the Moment
US 36 Between Lyons and Estes Park Closed for Blasting and Material Removal
February 25, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Crews hoping to reopen the highway in the early afternoon.
US 36 Between Lyons and Estes Park Now Open Following Blasting and Material Removal
February 25, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Crews reopen highway in time for evening commute.
Nighttime Lane closures for Median Work Tomorrow Night
February 25, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Work rescheduled from last week due to poor weather
Bridge Replacement Set to Start near Walsenburg
February 26, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - HUERFANO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) is mobilizing crews, materials and equipment as work begins to replace the Sull Creek Bridge on U.S. 85/87 (I-25 Business Route), one mile north of Walsenburg.
Media Event - Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the West Gate Inn Parking Lot
February 26, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - I-70 Exit 26 Interchange Project: Traffic switch to the Diverging Diamond configuration.
Final Flood-related Debris Removal Scheduled for US 34 Next Week Starting Monday
February 26, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Only flood-related debris will be accepted
CDOT and Plenary Roads Denver Kick Off Phase II of US 36 Managed Lanes Project
February 26, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Business As Usual On I-25 as E-470 Continues To Provide Toll Service Delivery
I-225 Widening Project to Implement Northbound Lane Closures for Traffic Realignment
February 26, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER— Beginning Thursday, February 27, at 8 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will implement lane closures along I-225.
I-225 Widening Project to Implement Northbound Lane Closures for Traffic Realignment
February 26, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Beginning Thursday, February 27, at 8 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will implement lane closures along I-225.
Three Hour Closure Scheduled Wednesday, March 5 for Blasting on US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction between Lyons and Estes Park
February 26, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes in place; major delays expected.
Winter storm brings some much needed moisture to the region
February 27, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - “Widespread snow returns to Colorado this afternoon,” states the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC).
Wave Escorts Implemented on I-70 to Ensure Public Safety
February 27, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER/NORTHEAST COLORADO — In order to ensure public safety in the Eisenhower Tunnel, CDOT may implement metering prior to the tunnel.
I-70 Mountain Corridor Weekend Travel
February 28, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Heavy traffic is expected along the I-70 mountain corridor today for westbound traffic. Heavy traffic westbound will continue tomorrow morning and early afternoon.
Winter Weather Expected Along The Front Range
February 28, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Adverse winter weather is expected along the front range area tonight and Saturday.
Demolition of Bridge Over I-25 Requires Rerouting Highway Traffic
February 28, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Motorists planning driving on I-25 near the 6th Avenue interchange the nights of Sunday, March 9, through Thursday, March 13, should expect heavy traffic and travel delays.
Next Week's Schedule for US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction Between Lyons and Estes Park
February 28, 2014 - Detour routes strongly advised via State Highway 7, US 34
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