News

05-2014

May News Items
SH 340 (Broadway) Roadwork begins Monday
May 1, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA COUNTY – On Monday, May 5, 2014, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a 6.2-mile resurfacing project on State Highway (SH) 340 (Broadway).
Expected Additional Weekend and Nighttime Work
May 2, 2014 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO, CO — Crews with CDOT and Concrete Works of Colorado are still working on east 9th Street from Camino del Rio (US 550) to Roosa Avenue after a truck with a trailer dismantled the main intersection signal pole and its concrete base. Work in the area is expected to continue for several days.
Next Week's Schedule for US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction Between Lyons and Estes Park
May 2, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Overnight & Daytime Highway Closures Scheduled.
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Central Front Range
May 2, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CAŇON CITY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Custer, rural El Paso, Fremont, Park and Teller counties, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
CDOT Seeking Input on Statewide Transit
May 2, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail is holding an open house at its Denver headquarters later this month on how best to improve coordination with other transit providers and enhance connectivity to other parts of the state.
Westbound Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
May 2, 2014 - Metro Denver 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.
Sinkhole on SH 24 mile marker 152 near Minturn
May 2, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY – Today, May 2, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews are working to repair a sinkhole on State Highway 24 at mile marker 152 near Minturn.
Ute Pass Flood Mitigation Project Nearing Completion
May 2, 2014 - Southeast Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – A Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project designed to improve water flow under U.S. 24 is nearly complete, allowing traffic to return to its original, four-lane configuration at Waldo Canyon, about one mile west of Manitou Springs.
Federal Boulevard to close at 5th Avenue from May 9-12
May 5, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Beginning the night of Friday, May 9, both directions of Federal Boulevard will be closed at 5th Avenue for intersection reconstruction as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s ongoing US 6 Bridges Design Build Project.
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Northwest Colorado
May 6, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
CDOT Reconstructing US 50/US 285 to Connect with Downtown Poncha Springs
May 6, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Project includes safety and mobility upgrades for cyclists and pedestrians
CDOT Implements Ute Pass Flash Flood Protocol
May 7, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is implementing this year’s protocol when flash flooding threatens U.S. 24 west of Colorado Springs.
Telephone Town Hall for Central Front Range Residents Tomorrow
May 7, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CAŇON CITY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall tomorrow night for the residents of Custer, rural El Paso, Fremont, Park and Teller counties, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
CDOT Seeking Input on Southern Colorado Transit
May 7, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail is holding an open house at the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) office next week on how best to improve public transit through southern Colorado and enhance connectivity along the Front Range.
I-70 Eastbound FULLY CLOSED at Glenwood Springs MM 116 for up to 4 More Hours (until 5:30 p.m.)
May 8, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - I-70 Westbound FULLY CLOSED at Wolcott Exit 157 for up to 8 More Hours (until 9:30 p.m.) Please check www.cotrip.org
I-25 Widening Project Shifting into High Gear
May 8, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Colorado Springs – Construction is underway to add a third lane to southbound Interstate 25 from Monument to the North Gate Interchange – the final segment of widening between Woodmen Road and Monument.
Project to Replace US 24 Bridge over UPRR in Johnson Village Progressing Well
May 8, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Motorists approaching from US 24/285 signal encouraged drive with caution.
Independence Pass (SH 82) Expected to Open on Target Date: May 22 at 2 P.M.
May 8, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Further estimates will be sent next week, travelers encouraged to check www.cotrip.org.
I-70 Eastbound FULLY OPEN
May 8, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - I-70 Westbound FULLY CLOSED at Wolcott Exit 157 for an estimated 3 more hours (until 5:00 p.m., possible). Please check www.cotrip.org
Weather delay extends overnight closures to include Saturday, May 10 for US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction between Lyons and Estes Park
May 8, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Overnight & Daytime Highway Closures Scheduled
CDOT Safety Improvements on US 160 West of Pagosa Springs
May 8, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Brief blasting operations next Thursday evening – a single 30-plus minute full closure is expected.
Cimarron Interchange Taking Shape
May 8, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Public Invited to Review Plans during Open House.
Needed highway repairs may impact morning commutes next week
May 9, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Colorado Springs – Needed highway repairs on Interstate 25 in the expansion project work zone begin Sunday night and will continue each night through Thursday, May 15.
CDOT Maintenance Update
May 9, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Two projects get underway - US 50 West of Poncha Springs & East of Salida
Westbound Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory
May 9, 2014 - Metro Denver 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.
CDOT Maintenance Activity Update – Durango Maintenance Section 3
May 9, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Crews focus on prepping highways, ditches, culverts for spring run-off, spring rain.
Full Weekend Closure of Federal Boulevard and 5th Avenue POSTPONED
May 9, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Knox Court Bridge Will Reopen Today.
Improvements on SH 145 Cortez to Dolores, Bridge Work Continues
Mary 9, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTEZUMA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Skanska Civil USA West Rocky Mountain District, Inc., continue work on the SH 145 Dolores River Bridge, and progress with highway patching along the SH 145 corridor between Cortez and Dolores. This coming week, the work zone shifts to mile point 7.12, about a half a mile south of County Road T.
US 34 Reconstruction Continues for a Couple More Weeks
May 9, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LARIMER COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working to complete repairs of Highway 34 between Loveland and Estes Park in advance of the summer tourist season.
Winter Weather Moving in to Front Range and Mountain Corridor
May 11, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Front Range/Western Colorado- Winter weather has moved into the Denver Metro Area and all across the Front Range.
Colorado Kicks Off Increased Seat Belt Enforcement Coinciding with Nationwide Effort
May 12, 2014 - Traffic Safety - STATEWIDE—Beginning today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 65 law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado are joining the nationwide Click It or Ticket May Mobilization effort to increase education and enforcement of seat belt laws.
Telephone Town Hall Tomorrow for Citizens in Northwestern Colorado
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall tomorrow night for the residents of Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
Mountain Vista High School Wins $2,000 for CDOT-sponsored Distracted Driving Contest
May 13, 2014 - Traffic Safety - Teens statewide vied for the grand cash prize and a chance at local fame.
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Metro Denver
May 13, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting one of two telephone town halls this week for the residents of the Denver Metropolitan Area – Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson and southwest Weld counties – providing them an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Upper Front Range
May 14, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - GREELEY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of rural Larimer, Morgan and Weld counties, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
US 36 closed for two nights for the Sheridan and bikeway bridge deck pours
May 14, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Full US 36 closure on May 19 and 20
CDOT Seeking Input on Southeastern Colorado Transit
May 14, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – 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 southeastern Colorado and enhance connectivity along the Front Range.
CDOT Sends Reminder that Campaign Signs Must be Placed Outside State Right of Way
May 14, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Signs are not only unlawful, but unsafe.
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Northern Colorado
May 15, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - FORT COLLINS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for Coloradans living in the urban areas of Larimer and Weld counties, providing them an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
Second Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Metro Denver
May 16, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting another telephone town hall next week for people living in the Denver Metropolitan Area*, providing them an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
CDOT Seeking Input on Southeastern Colorado Transit
May 16, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Location Correction Below.
Full Weekend Closure of Federal Boulevard and 5th Avenue Set For This Weekend
May 16, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER –The full closure of Federal Boulevard and 5th Avenue that was postponed last weekend due to adverse weather in the metro area is back on track and scheduled to take place this weekend.
Red Mountain Pass Open for Upcoming 4-day Holiday Travel
May 16, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Pass fully open, with single-lane alternating traffic, from Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. through Tuesday, May 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Glenwood Canyon Bike Path Reopened
May 16, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - GARFIELD COUNTY – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews have reopened the stretch of bike path from Shoshone to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon due to water levels dropping this week. Crews will continue to monitor the path daily.
US 160/550 CFI Project Update
May 16, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Major work winding down in business zone, crews wrap up College striping prior to holiday weekend break
U.S. 34 Construction Schedule
May 19, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LARIMER COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working to complete its repairs of Highway 34 between Loveland and Estes Park before the summer tourist season moves into high gear.
Repairs to SH 82 in Aspen Scheduled this Week
May 19, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - PITKIN COUNTY-Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews will be performing standard maintenance operations on two westbound sections of highway in Aspen on Tuesday, May 20.
US 36 Emergency Flood Project Update
May 19, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - No work planned for the Memorial Day weekend on the US 36 Emergency Flood Project between Lyons and Estes Park.
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Upper Front Range Tomorrow
May 20, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - GREELEY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall tomorrow night for the residents of rural Larimer, Morgan and Weld counties, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
CDOT Seeking Input on Southeastern Colorado Transit Tomorrow
May 20, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail is holding an open house tomorrow night on how best to improve public transit through southeastern Colorado and enhance connectivity along the Front Range.
US 36 Closures Moved to Tonight and Tomorrow Night for Sheridan and Bikeway Bridge Deck Pours
May 20, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Full US 36 closures on May 20 and 21.
CDOT Still Planning an On-Target May 22 Opening of Independence Pass
May 20, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - LAKE/PITKIN COUNTIES –Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews have been working from daylight to dark in an effort to clear the way for an on-target opening of Independence Pass on the Thursday prior to Memorial Day—which lands on May 22 this year—at 2 p.m.
Culvert Repair Closes Highway 144
May 20, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - MORGAN COUNTY — State Highway 144 between Orchard and Goodrich is closed due to a damaged concrete box culvert.
Glenwood Canyon Bike Path Temporarily Closed Again Due to High Water
May 20, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Currently Closed From SHOSHONE TO HANGING LAKE.
Red Mountain Pass Open for Upcoming 5-day Holiday Travel!
May 20, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Pass fully open, with single-lane alternating traffic, from Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. through Wednesday, May 28 at 8:30 a.m.
Bridge Inspections Underway in Flood Areas
May 21, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - GREELEY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reevaluating all of its bridges impacted by the September 2013 floods to ensure their safety and structural integrity.
I-76 Closure Tomorrow
May 21, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - MORGAN COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close eastbound and westbound Interstate 76 at State Highway 71tomorrow to allow safe removal of a bridge overhang.
Independence Pass (SH82) opens today at noon!
May 22, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - With a lot of snow still on the pass, travelers encouraged to check www.cotrip.org before heading out.
Mt. Evans to Open Friday, May 23 to Summit Lake
May 22, 3014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Clear Creek County – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will open the Mt. Evans road on Friday, May 23 despite heavy snow in the last several weeks.
CDOT Seeking Input on Western Colorado Transit
May 22, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GRAND JUNCTION – 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 western Colorado and enhance connectivity between the Western Slope and Front Range.
Virginia Dale Rest Area Reopens
May 22, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LARIMER COUNTY - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has reopened the Virginia Dale Rest Area for the summer. It is located about two miles south of the Colorado/Wyoming state line.
Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Pueblo County
May 23, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for people living in Pueblo County, providing them an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.
Summer-Long Heightened DUI Enforcement Begins Today
May 23, 2014 - Statewide Safety - Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning for Colorado’s summer events and outdoor activities, providing plenty of opportunities for alcohol and marijuana consumption.
New Wadsworth Configuration During Constriction
May 23, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Wadsworth from 10th to Colfax in New Alignment thru July.
CDOT to begin resurfacing project on I-70 between Rifle and Silt
May 23, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY– On Tuesday, May 27, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a project to improve Interstate 70 westbound and eastbound from mile marker 86.5 to mile marker 97.
Construction to commence Tuesday, May 27 on US 6 Edwards Resurfacing Project
May 23, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EDWARDS/EAGLE COUNTY — On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a highway improvement project on US 6 that begins at the Avon roundabouts and continues approximately 8½ miles to the west.
Cimarron Interchange Taking Shape
May 27, 2014 - Public Invited to Review Plans during Open House.
CDOT Rehabilitating/Preserving Seven Bridges in South-Central Colorado
May 27, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - RAMP funding accelerates the work.
Highway 144 Reopens near Goodrich
May 27, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - MORGAN COUNTY — State Highway 144 between Orchard and Goodrich now is open to through traffic. It was closed last week due to a damaged concrete box culvert, about a 1½ miles west of Goodrich.
CDOT Seeking Input on Western Colorado Transit
May 28, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GRAND JUNCTION – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail is holding an open house tomorrow on how best to improve public transit through western Colorado and enhance connectivity between the Western Slope and Front Range.
US 36 CLOSED FOR 12 NIGHTS FOR PARTIAL MCCASLIN BRIDGE DEMOLITION
May 27, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Closures Begin Tuesday, May 27
Mudslide closes US 6/Loveland Pass this Afternoon
May 27, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - LOVELAND PASS/SUMMIT COUNTY – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews are on scene, at US 6/Loveland Pass mile marker 219, to assess a mudslide that occurred around 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.
No More US 550 Through-Lane Closures North of College
May 28, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Impacts decrease as work zone moves south of College and west on US 160
CDOT Showcasing Real Colorado Riders, Harrowing Stories to Promote Motorcycle Safety
May 29, 2014 - Statewide Traffic Safety - Experienced riders put a face to safety training and challenge peers to participate.
Culvert Replacement to Close Highway 52
May 29, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - WELD COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is closing State Highway 52 next week to replace a culvert under the highway.
Cimarron Interchange Taking Shape
May 29, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Public Invited to Review Plans during Next Week’s Open House
Four three-hour closures expected Wednesday, June 4 and Thursday, June 5 on US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park for major embankment work
May 29, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour routes in place; major delays expected
SH 340 (Broadway) Road Closure for Bridge Repairs Begins Monday
May 30, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA COUNTY –Beginning Monday, June 2nd, SH 340 (Broadway) will be closed east of Deer Park Circle (mile marker 5.6) to west of South Broadway (near mile marker 5.9) for bridge repairs.
Detour on US 285 & US 50 Poncha Springs Intersection Improvement Project will begin next week
May 30, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - A detour will be in place beginning next week on the US 285 & US 50 Poncha Springs Intersection Improvement Project.
Weekend Work Requires Closure of US 36 Ramps at Church Ranch and McCaslin
May 30, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Closures begin Friday, May 30 through Monday, June 2.
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