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04-2014

April News Items
Gunnison Valley’s Telephone Town Hall Tomorrow
April 1, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3, Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall tomorrow night for the residents of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties, providing an opportunity for residents to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation needs.
CDOT Encourages Coloradans to Drive Distraction-Free
April 1, 2014 - Statewide Traffic Safety - “Lose the Blindfold” for Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Underage Drinking, Adult Consequences this Prom Season Where do you want your child on prom night?
March 2, 2014 - Southwest Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - After Prom parties are being hosted for La Plata County high schools.
Three hour closure scheduled Wednesday, April 9 for blasting on US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction between Lyons and Estes Park
April 2, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes in place; major delays expected
State Highway 64 resurfacing begins Monday
April 3, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work will take place between mile markers 28 and 38
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Eastern Colorado
April 3, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - STERLING – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties, providing them with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
Westbound Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory (Corrected)
April 3, 2014 - Metro Denver 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
April 4, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Motorists can expect night work during weekdays, three hour delay Wednesday.
Grand Avenue Bridge Project Will Review Design Details at Second Round of Meetings
April 4, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS – On April 9 and 10, the Grand Avenue Bridge project team will hold the second round of meetings with two project groups on the design details of architectural, landscaping, and urban design features of several key project elements that affect the user experience.
US 160/550 CFI Work Progressing Well
April 4, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Safety Ed Campaign in April Reminds Drivers to Avoid Distractions
County, State and Federal Partnership Make Oxford Intersection Improvements Possible
April 7, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Thirty collisions and one fatality in 10-year period at this intersection.
San Luis Valley/Chaffee County Telephone Town Hall Tomorrow
April 7, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - ALAMOSA – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall tomorrow night for citizens of Alamosa, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties, providing an opportunity for residents to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation needs.
I-25 Ramp Closure This Week
April 7, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the Interstate 25 southbound off-ramp to 1st Street on Thursday, April 10, for sign installation.
CORRECTION: San Luis Valley/Chaffee County Telephone Town Hall Tomorrow
April 7, 2014 - ALAMOSA – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall tomorrow night for citizens of Alamosa, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties, providing an opportunity for residents to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation needs.
Glenwood Canyon Bike Path Open for Season
April 7, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Could close temporarily if weather conditions warrant
Traffic Stops on Ute Pass Tonight
April 8, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – Flaggers will be alternating eastbound and westbound traffic at Waldo Canyon overnight – about one mile west of Manitou Springs – to allow the remaining sections a concrete box culvert to be installed.
Rock Scaling Operations May Cause Delays on I-70 Mountain Corridor
April 9, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER/MOUNTAIN CORRIDOR – Crews have successfully moved both westbound and eastbound traffic onto the detours that will be in place for the duration of construction of the Westbound Twin Tunnels project, through December 2014.
Project Update: US 550/160 CFI Nighttime Work Expected at College Avenue and US 550 Tonight
April 9, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation and Concrete Works of Colorado, Inc. will be conducting nighttime construction work as part of the (CFI) Continuous Flow Intersection project on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at College Avenue and US 550/Camino del Rio.
Eastern Colorado Telephone Town Hall Tomorrow
April 9, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - STERLING – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall tomorrow night for the residents of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties, providing them with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
US 6 Closed Overnight Saturday, April 12, to Set Girders For Knox Court Bridge
April 9, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – During the overnight hours of Saturday, April 12, crews will set girders for the new Knox Court bridge over US 6. To complete this work, a full closure of US 6 is needed between Federal Boulevard and Sheridan Boulevard from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.
FASTER-Funded Safety Improvements Get Underway on US 285 in Alamosa
April 10, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - ALAMOSA, CO – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project this Monday, April 14, to improve the section of US 285 south of US 160 Alamosa.
Full US 36 Closure Between Interlocken Loop and McCaslin Boulevard
April 10, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUPERIOR/LOUISVILLE – 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 Friday, April 11, 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Distracted Driving Awareness Month Highlights Need for Parent Involvement in Teen Driving Process
April 11, 2014 - Traffic Safety - STATEWIDE—U drive. U text. U pay. Coinciding with Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a powerful new advertising campaign aimed at teens, which depicts with brutal honesty what can happen when driving distracted.
I-25 Expansion Project Kicks Into High Gear Soon
April 11, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Work set to resume to widen final southbound segment.
Dedication Set for 4th Street Bridge Monuments
April 11, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the City of Pueblo will dedicate the “Gateway Monuments” on the 4th Street Bridge next week.
Traffic Switch on Ute Pass This Weekend
April 11, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will shift traffic on U.S. 24 from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes, about one mile west of Manitou Springs, on Saturday, April 12, as part of a project to improve water flow under the highway.
Westbound I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
April 11, 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
April 11, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Motorists can expect night work during weekdays
US 160/550 CFI Project Making Progress
April 11, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO, CO — CDOT and Concrete Works of Colorado, Inc. are making good progress on the US 160/550 Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) project scheduled for completion in mid-August. This past week crews installed curb and gutter, as well as raised crosswalks for increased pedestrian safety at College Drive.
CDOT’s Summer Maintenance Activities Increase as Warm Weather Holds
April 11, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Spring snowmelt and some periodic adverse conditions in the mountains will keep Colorado Department of Transportation crews readied for winter maintenance, but crews have been tackling summer maintenance projects as weather permits.
Click It or Ticket Rural Enforcement Cites 1,716 Drivers
April 14, 2014 - Statewide Traffic Safety - Many rural drivers took their life in their hands and now they are out $65 because they didn’t do something that takes less than two seconds—buckle their seat belt. During the Click It or Ticket rural enforcement period that occurred from March 31 to April 6, law enforcement agencies throughout rural Colorado issued 1,716 citations to drivers who weren’t buckled up.
US 36 closed for four nights for girder installation on Sheridan Boulevard bridge and bikeway bridge installation
April 14, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - WESTMINSTER – The girders on the remaining portion of the new Sheridan Boulevard bridge will be installed over the course of three nights as part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project.
Weekend Traffic Switch Postponed on Ute Pass; Now Scheduled Tonight
April 14, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will shift traffic on U.S. 24 from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes tonight, as part of a project to improve water flow under the highway.
Rock scaling work precedes Twin Tunnel blasting
April 15, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Crews work to create safe work area for rock face blasting .
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Southwest Colorado
April 15, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties, providing them with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
US 40 Closed at El Rancho Due to Sinkhole
April 15, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER/WESTERN COLORADO —The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed US 40 in both directions from Soda Creek to El Rancho due to a sinkhole that has developed on the roadway.
CDOT Rehabilitating/Preserving Seven Bridges in South-Central Colorado
April 15, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - *RAMP funding accelerates the work.
Bridge Monitoring Equipment to be installed on Highway 24
April 16, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Technology is a first in Colorado
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Southeast Colorado
April 17, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - LAMAR – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
State Officials Caution the Public About Responsible Marijuana Use During 4/20 Celebrations
April 17, 2014 - Traffic Safety - STATEWIDE—April 20 is the unofficial holiday of marijuana enthusiasts. If Coloradans and tourists choose to attend any of the events throughout the state, patrons are strongly encouraged to be informed about the laws and partake responsibly.
Record of Decision Signed for New Pueblo Freeway
April 17, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2, Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the New Pueblo Freeway today, allowing the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to begin reconstructing Interstate 25 through Pueblo (photo in attachment).
CDOT Maintenance Activity Update – Durango Maintenance Section 3
April 18, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SOUTHWEST COLORADO – The following are this upcoming week’s maintenance activities that impact travel in the Durango Maintenance Section.*
Westbound Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
April 18, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Work on the Westbound Twin Tunnels project is underway.
Work begins Monday night to replace bridge expansion joints
April 18, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - North Gate Boulevard on-ramps expected to close temporarily for paving.
Highway 24 Bridge Work Next Week
April 18, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Project One of Three in Manitou Area
US 6 Closed Overnight Saturday, April 12 to Set Girders for Knox Court Bridge
April 18, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - During the overnight hours of Saturday, April 12, crews will set girders for the new Knox Court bridge over US 6. To complete this work, a full closure of US 6 is needed between Federal Boulevard and Sheridan Boulevard from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.
US 160/550 CFI Focuses on College Drive Resurfacing the Week of April 21
April 18, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO, CO — CDOT and Concrete Works of Colorado, Inc. will begin removing and replacing asphalt pavement the week of April 21 on College Drive both east and west of Camino del Rio. Please see new traffic impacts below.
Knox Court Bridge on US 6 Girders Set in One Night
April 18, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Last Saturday, April 12, crews set girders for the new Knox Court bridge over US 6. A full closure of US 6 from Federal Boulevard to Sheridan Boulevard was implemented overnight for this work to be completed.
Eastbound I-70 Closed at Tower Road
April 21, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed I-70 eastbound at Airport Road due to an accident at I-70 and Tower Road that is blocking the eastbound lane.
Repairs to SH 82 Castle Creek Bridge
April 21, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ASPEN/PITKIN COUNTY – On Tuesday, April 22, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews will perform standard joint seal replacement on the Castle Creek Bridge at mile marker 41.
State Highway 24 Closed Due to Rockslide
April 22, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Statewide — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed State Highway 24 in both directions at Leadville and at Minturn due to a rockslide.
I-25/Arapahoe Road Interchange Reconstruction Project Moving Forward
April 22, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Arapahoe County — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), in partnership with Arapahoe County, the Cities of Centennial and Greenwood Village, and the Southeast Public Improvement Metro District, is beginning the next phase for improvements to the I-25 and Arapahoe Road interchange.
Work continues Tuesday night to replace bridge expansion joints
April 22, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - North Gate Boulevard onramps expected to close temporarily for paving.
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in West Central Colorado
April 23, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Eagle, Garfield, Lake, Pitkin, and Summit counties, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
Rock Scaling Work to Get Underway on US 550 Red Mtn. Pass
April 23, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Extended road closures Monday through Saturday likely through May.
Westbound US 6 off-ramp to Lowell/Perry to remain open following completion of US 6 Bridges Design Build Project
April 23, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Following a month-long surveying process that began in early March, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced that they will keep the westbound US 6 off-ramp to Lowell/Perry open upon completion of the US 6 Bridges Design Build Project.
Southeastern Colorado Telephone Town Hall Tomorrow
April 23, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - LAMAR – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall tomorrow night for the residents of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
10 full overnight closures scheduled on US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction between Lyons and Estes Park
April 24, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes in place; major delays expected
Colorado Byways Celebrates Volunteers
April 24, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year in a number of ways.
Grand Avenue Bridge Design Team Presented Revised Design Elements
April 24, 204 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Grand Avenue Bridge project team held the second of two sets of meetings with stakeholders on April 9 and 10 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.
Westbound I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
April 25, 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.
US 160/550 CFI Focuses on the College Drive Intersection with Left Turn Lane Closures for the Week of April 27
April 25, 2014 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO, CO — CDOT and Concrete Works of Colorado, Inc. will be working on the College Drive/Camino del Rio intersection as well as removing the center median on US 550 from College Drive to 8th Street the week of April 27, 2014.
CDOT Seeking Public Input on Statewide Transit
April 25, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail wants to hear from citizens on how best to improve public transit throughout the state.
Next week's schedule for US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction between Lyons and Estes Park
April 25, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Motorists can expect full night closures every night beginning Wednesday, April 30.
Three hour closure scheduled Friday, May 2 for blasting on US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction between Lyons and Estes Park
April 25, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes in place; major delays expected.
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in South Central Colorado
April 29, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - TRINIDAD – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Huerfano and Las Animas counties, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
CDOT Seeking Input on Northern Colorado Transit
April 29, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - GREELEY – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail is holding an open house next week on how best to improve public transit through northern Colorado and enhance connectivity to other parts of the state.
Two Unrelated Incidents Close Highway US 550 During Morning Hours
April 30, 2014 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO, CO — At approximately 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2014, construction crews hit a gas line at the northeast corner of College Drive. According to Tommy Humphrey, CDOT’s engineer for the US 160/550 CFI project, normal procedures were followed using high-pressure water and a vacuum truck to locate the line but a mini-excavator unintentionally ruptured the ¾ inch line.
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