News

03-2014

March News Items
I-25 Northbound Multiple Closures For Multi Vehicle Accidents
March 1, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Northbound Closures at University And at Downing For 20+ Vehicle Accidents.
Adverse Weather Continues on I-70 Mountain Corridor
March 1, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Motorists Should Anticipate Heavy Delays And Use Extreme Caution When Traveling.
Full US 36 Closure between Interlocken Loop and McCaslin Boulevard - Saturday, March 8, 2014
March 3, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado.CDOT Region 1 - BROOMFIELD – As part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close eastbound and westbound US 36 overnight from Interlocken Loop to McCaslin Boulevard on Saturday, March 8, 10 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Pothole repair work on US 6 requires closing lanes, I-25 off-ramps
March 3, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Both the northbound and southbound I-25 off-ramps to westbound US 6 will close Tuesday night at 10 p.m. and remain closed until 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning so crews can repair potholes between the Platte River and Federal Boulevard.
Gov. Hickenlooper declares disaster emergency for rockslide near Ouray
March 3, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DENVER — Monday, March 3, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed an Executive Order that declares an emergency disaster due to a rockslide on U.S. Highway 550 near Ouray.
CDOT Launching Marijuana Impaired Driving Education Campaign
March 4, 2014 - MEDIA OPPORTUNITY - Traffic Safety - Hosting Press Conference – Thursday, March 6, 2:00 p.m.
Signal Cabinet Upgrades Underway in Cortez
March 4, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Work at Main and Mildred underway tomorrow.
Demolition of bridge over I-25 requires rerouting highway traffic
March 4, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Sunday, March 9 through Thursday, March 13, motorists on I-25 near the 6th Avenue interchange should expect heavy traffic and travel delays. Beginning at 10 p.m. each of these nights, crews will be doing demolition work on the east portion of the US 6 bridge deck that crosses over I-25.
Cold Front to Bring Snow to the Denver Metro Area
March 4, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Snow is Expected to Begin Around 11 p.m. Causing Icy Roads.
Rollover Accident at Eagle Interchange Closes Westbound On Ramp
March 4, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed the I-70 westbound on ramp at mile marker 147 due to a semi-truck rollover accident blocking the lanes.
Pothole Repair Work on US 6 Rescheduled Due to Winter Weather Work Requires Closing Lanes, I-25 Off-Ramps
March 4, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Due to winter weather expected in the Denver Metro area tonight, crews have postponed pothole repairs on the I-25 off-ramps to westbound US 6 that were originally scheduled for tonight.
I-25 Lane Closures Scheduled Later this Week
March 4, 2014 - Closures required for median work.
CDOT Region 5 Installs New Highway Cameras – View on www.cotrip.org
March 6, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Nine new cameras -- and 14 more planned -- provide improved traveler information.
Fuel Cleanup on State Highway 119 Through Boulder Canyon Complete
March 6, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - BOULDER COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has completed its cleanup efforts on State Highway (SH) 119 in Boulder Canyon at mile marker 34.6 after the fuel spill that occurred on December 2.
Demolition of Bridge Over I-25 Pushed Back One Week
March 6, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Demolition work on the US 6 bridge over I-25 has pushed back a week to give more crews time to do the preparatory work necessary before bringing down this bridge.
Emergency Pothole Repairs I-25 at Thornton Parkway
March 6, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the left lane of southbound I-25 at Thornton Parkway for emergency pothole repairs tonight at 7 p.m.
CDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving
March 6, 2014 - Traffic Safety - Drive High, Get a DUI
Full US 36 Closure Between Interlocken Loop and McCaslin Boulevard
March 7, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - BROOMFIELD – As part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close eastbound and westbound US 36 overnight from Interlocken Loop to McCaslin Boulevard on Saturday, March 8, 10 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
I-70 Mountain Corridor Weekend Travel
March 7, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Currently, westbound traffic on I-70 is experiencing icy, snow packed conditions and heavy delays along the I-70 mountain corridor.
Major State Highway 14 Resurfacing in Sterling Begins Monday
March 7, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will create smoother ride on West Main Street in Sterling
Rockfall Update – SH 65 Plateau Canyon
March 7, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Crews will work through the weekend; assessment of reopen could come early next week.
Next Week's Schedule for US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction Between Lyons and Estes Park
March 7, 2014 - EMERGENCY FLOOD PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes strongly advised via State Highway 7, US 34.
CDOT on Snow Shift along most of I-25 Corridor in Southeastern Colorado
March 7, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - The Colorado Department of Transportation is or will be going on snow shift today in southeastern Colorado.
Spring Storm Hitting the Passes: Expect Icy Drive Tonight, Tomorrow
March 7, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SOUTHWEST/SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO – “It’s snowing really hard—a good, wet spring storm,” said Vance Kelso, CDOT maintenance area supervisor in Ridgway. “This will lead to snow-packed and icy roads, particularly tonight and into tomorrow morning.”
Winter Weather Moving in to Front Range
March 7, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Snow Expected to Continue, Crews on Full Snow Shift.
I-70 lane closures start next week for work on westbound tunnel near Idaho Springs
March 7, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Visitors to Colorado’s high country could start seeing lane closures as early as Monday, March 10, for work on the westbound Twin Tunnels project.
Heavy Traffic Along I-70 Mountain Corridor
March 8, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER/NORTHEAST COLORADO —Motorists traveling westbound along the I-70 corridor Saturday morning should anticipate winter driving conditions and heavy traffic.
Rockfall Update – SH 65 De Beque and the Grand Mesa
March 10, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Crews worked through the weekend; plan to open later today.
Two Hour Closure Scheduled Monday, March 17 for Blasting on US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction Between Lyons and Estes Park
March 10, 2014 - EMERGENCY FLOOD PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes in place; major delays expected.
Crews testing eastern plains technology for more efficient snow removal in mountains
March 10, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - STATEWIDE — Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be using cutting-edge technology from its Eastern Plains region on the I-70 corridor in Eagle and potentially Summit counties. CDOT crews from Logan County have loaned the mountain corridor a relatively new piece of snow removal equipment called a tow plow to help maintenance crews clear snow and ice from the interstate.
Right Lane of Eastbound I-76 at York Closed For Emergency Repairs
March 10, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed the right lane of eastbound I-76 at York Street for emergency bridge deck repairs.
Crews Prepare for Winter Weather Moving Into Front Range
March 11, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Front Range- The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has gone on full snow shift throughout much of the Front Range as adverse weather moves into the area.
I-70 Eastbound Closed at Eisenhower Tunnel
March 11, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Eastbound Traffic Held at Silverthorne, Loveland Ski Area and at the Tunnel
Three hour closure scheduled Thursday, March 20 for blasting on US 36 emergency flood reconstruction between Lyons and Estes Park
March 13, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes in place; major delays expected
CDOT Aeronautics Division Awards Discretionary Grants
March 13, 2014 - Aeronautics - DENVER, Colorado (March 13, 2014) – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has authorized distribution of $19.7 million in state aviation fuel tax revenues through grants to 47 Colorado public use airports under the Aviation Discretionary Grant Program administered by the Division of Aeronautics of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
Drink & Don’t Drive This St. Patrick’s Day
March 14, 2014 - Traffic Safety - Heightened Enforcement Begins Today
Next week's schedule for US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction between Lyons and Estes Park
March 14, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Two hour delay, three hour delay scheduled next week.
Bus to Shoulder Pilot Program to Test on I-70 Mountain Corridor
March 14, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is looking at a variety of options to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion along the I-70 mountain corridor during peak travel times.
I-70 Mountain Corridor Weekend Travel
March 14, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3, Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Motorists traveling westbound along the I-70 corridor Friday afternoon and evening Saturday morning should anticipate heavy traffic and delays.
Demolition of Bridge Over I-25 Requires Rerouting Highway Traffic
March 14, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The US 6 Bridges Design Build Project will be demolishing portions of the bridge deck over I-25 as part of the ongoing construction project.
Crews continue work on US 34 between Loveland and Estes Park through next week to prepare for Spring thaw
March 14, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Rockfall mitigation work creating stops of up to 30 minutes on weekdays
Westbound Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
March 14, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Work on the Westbound Twin Tunnels project is underway.
Day & Night Lane Closures Scheduled on I-25 Next Week
March 14, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Closures necessary for highway maintenance
CDOT to construct Continuous Flow Intersection in Durango - a first on colorado's State Highway System
March 14, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO, CO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin work on its first Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) project on Monday, March 17, at the US 160/550 west intersection.
Media Advisory - Lane Closures on SH 550 in Montrose
March 17, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Maintenance crews will work at night to replace culvert beginning Monday, March 17
Westbound Twin Tunnels Media Event
March 18, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Staff to Give Overview of Upcoming Work and Traffic Impacts to I-70.
Full Closure of I-70 at Twin Tunnels at 1 p.m. for Emergency Rock Stabilization
March 18, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Mountain Corridor - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close I-70 in both directions at Twin Tunnels for rock stabilization at 1 p.m. This work will require a 30 minute closure and motorists traveling in the area should expect delays.
A Tribute to Colorado Byways: Conservation at its Finest
March 18, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - The 25th anniversary of Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways program was celebrated on March 14 at the State Capitol.
Overhead Sign Installation taking place on I-25
March 19, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is installing new sign structures over Interstate 25 and setting new guardrail around the sign posts over the next couple of weeks in the Pikes Peak Region.
Telephone Town Halls Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation
March 19, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a series of telephone town hall meetings this spring, providing the public with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation needs.
CDOT completed debris removal from flooded highways; Boulder/Larimer Counties still working to remove debris
March 19, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - BOULDER, JEFFERSON, LARIMER, AND WELD COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Phillips and Jordan, Inc. have completed the debris removal process along the flooded-impacted highways.
REMINDER: Three hour closure scheduled tomorrow for blasting on US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction between Lyons and Estes Park
March 19, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes in place; major delays expected
Demolition of Bridge Over I-25 Extended Into Next Week
March 19, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - As part of the US 6 Bridges Design Build Project, crews have been working nightly to demolish portions of the bridge deck over I-25 as part of the ongoing construction.
US 160/550 Frontage Road (La Posta Road) Closure
March 20, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Mercury Village Highway Access Construction Continues – temporary road closure will cause no business access closures.
Three Hour Closure Scheduled Thursday, March 27, for Blasting on US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction Between Lyons and Estes Park
March 20, 2014 - EMERGENCY FLOOD PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes in place; major delays expected.
Bike and Byways Map Now Available On-Line
March 20, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – With the beginning of spring and unofficial start of the bicycling season today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is making its Bike and Byways Map available via a mobile application, providing instant information to cyclists.
CDOT Continuing to Test Innovative Options for Congestion Relief on I-70 Mountain Corridor
March 21, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Mountain Corridor - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is looking at a variety of options to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion along the I-70 mountain corridor during peak travel times. “Change Your Peak Time” and “Bus to Shoulder” are two of these programs.
I-70 Mountain Corridor Weekend Travel
March 21, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Motorists traveling westbound along the I-70 mountain corridor Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday morning should anticipate heavy traffic and delays.
Stakeholder Groups Provided Feedback on Grand Avenue Bridge Project Design Features
March 21, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Members of two project groups met with the Grand Avenue Bridge project team on March 12 and 13 about design details for the proposed Grand Avenue Bridge; new pedestrian bridge; and supporting changes to Grand Avenue, 7th Street, 8th Street, and the areas on the north side of I-70.
Updated Westbound I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
March 21, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Work on the Westbound Twin Tunnels project is underway. This Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project will widen the westbound tunnel bore to accommodate future expansion in the I-70 mountain corridor.
SH 184 Culvert Replacement Project Underway West of Mancos
March 21, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTEZUMA COUNTY, CO – The Colorado Department of Transportation has a project underway to replace two critical culverts underneath SH 184 at Chicken Creek, west of Mancos at mile point 25.1.
CDOT Begins Project to Replace US 24 Bridge over UPRR in Johnson Village
March 21, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Retion 5 - CHAFFEE COUNTY, CO - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Lawrence Construction Company of Littleton, CO, announce the beginning of the US 24 Bridge Replacement Project over the Union Pacific Railroad in Johnson Village on Monday, March 24. Construction will continue through June 2014.
Adverse Weather on I-70 Mountain Corridor
March 22, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER/WESTERN COLORADO —The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews are on full snow shift along the I-70 Mountain Corridor.
471 Arrested For Impaired Driving St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
March 24, 2014 - Traffic Safety - Many Pushed Their Luck During DUI Enforcement.
New flashing yellow turn arrow at US 24/US 285 junction enables permissive left-hand turns
March 24, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Signal also set up to allow for non-interrupted traffic flow from adjacent bridge construction
Nightly Westbound US 36 Closure
March 25, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Full closure of westbound US 36 under the Sheridan bridge.
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation for Gunnison Valley
March 25, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3, Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTROSE – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties, providing them with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation needs.
Work Begins on McCaslin Diverging Diamond Interchange
March 26, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - BROOMFIELD – Work is starting on the US 36 Express Lanes Project’s Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), a traffic management design that enables free left turns at the ramp intersections. Part of Phase 2 of the project, the new DDI will replace the current McCaslin Boulevard intersection to extend the operational life of the interchange.
CDOT Video Highlights Rockfall Event, Risky Work on US 550 Red Mountain Pass
March 26, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Incident from 900 feet above kept Million Dollar Highway closed for nearly a month.
Adverse Weather on I-70 Mountain Corridor
March 26, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER/WESTERN COLORADO —The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews are on full snow shift along the I-70 Mountain Corridor.
Night Work Underway on US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction Between Lyons and Estes Park
March 27, 2014 - EMERGENCY FLOOD PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Three hour delay scheduled today at 11 a.m.
Work Resumes on Safety Improvements on US 160 West of Pagosa Springs
March 27, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - FASTER-funded project will improve busy intersection at Hurt Drive/Badger Road.
I-225 at Mississippi to Switch Traffic Onto Northbound Ramps This Weekend
March 27, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – As part of the I-225 Widening Project, crews will be switching traffic onto the new northbound on and off-ramps at I-225 and Mississippi Avenue on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30.
All I-76 Traffic Between Brush and Fort Morgan Switched into Westbound Lanes Beginning Monday, March 31
March 27, 2014 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Eastbound Lanes to be Removed and Replaced.
Improvements on SH 145 Cortez to Dolores Begin Monday
March 27, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTEZUMA COUNTY, CO – The Colorado Department of Transportation begins a project this Monday, March 31, to improve SH 145 from Cortez through the Dolores River Bridge.
US 6 Bridges Design Build Project Surveys Local Residents Regarding the Future of the Lowell/Perry Exit Ramp
March 27, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Throughout March, as part of the US 6 Bridges Design-Build Project, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has sought input regarding the westbound US 6 exit to Lowell/Perry.
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in San Luis Valley & Chaffee County
March 28, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - ALAMOSA – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Alamosa, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties, providing them with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
US 160/550 CFI in Durango - Pedestrian Improvements On Camino Del Rio Are Underway
March 28, 2014 - PROJECT PROGRESS UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO, CO — Work began last week on the US 160/550 Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) project that will lessen congestion in an area that sees the largest motorized traffic volumes on the Western Slope.
Westbound Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
March 28, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Work on the Westbound Twin Tunnels project is underway.
Next Week's Schedule for US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction Between Lyons and Estes Park
March 28, 2014 - EMERGENCY FLOOD PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Motorists can expect night work during weekdays.
FASTER-Funded Safety Improvements Underway on US 160 at Vista/Meadows, Just West of Pagosa Springs
March 28, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - ARCHULETA COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun a project to improve the safety of the intersection at US 160 and Vista Boulevard/Meadows Drive west of Pagosa Springs (mile point 138, about a mile west of town; another intersection safety-improvement project is also underway at Hurt Drive, between MPs 131 and 134, further west.)
Click It or Ticket Enforcement Begins Today in Rural Colorado
March 31, 2014 - Statewide Safety - Rural Law Enforcement Cited 1,538 Violations in 2013
Workers Injured During Avalanche Mitigation
March 31, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) performed avalanche mitigation on Loveland Pass this morning at daybreak.
Families of Injured Workers Request Privacy Following Incident
March 31, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) performed avalanche mitigation on Loveland Pass this morning at daybreak.
No Foolin': Traffic Shifts April 1 for Twin Tunnels Work
March 31, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Crews will begin closing lanes in both directions of I-70 near Idaho Springs at 5 p.m. Monday, March 31, as work begins to shift eastbound I-70 traffic back onto the detour route around the tunnels.
Public Invited to Fillmore Interchange Project Meeting
February 26, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Unique Interchange a first in Southern Colorado.
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