News

07-2014

July News Items
CDOT, I-70 Coalition Offer New Incentives to Avoid Peak Time I-70 Gridlock
July 1, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Summertime Travel Tips and Peak Time Deals Available for Mountain Travelers.
Holiday Travel Expected to Bring Heavy Traffic to I-70 Mountain Corridor
July 1, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER/WESTERN COLORADO —As we head into the 4th of July weekend, heavy traffic is expected to begin Thursday for westbound travelers as motorists head up the I-70 mountain corridor.
Join the HPTE Town Hall Meeting on July 8 to discuss financing alternatives for improvements on I-70 East Denver
July 1, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Participants can learn about the new innovative era of transportation and share thoughts on funding the proposed improvements to I-70 through east Denver.
Participe de las Reuniones Comunitarias de HPTE el 8 de julio para conversar sobre alternativas de financiación para las mejoras en la Carretera I-70 en el este de Denver
1 de julio de 2014 - Los participantes en la reunión recibirán información sobre una nueva era innovadora en el transporte y podrán compartir sus sugerencias sobre cómo obtener los fondos para las mejoras propuestas para la I-70 en el este de Denver.
Southbound I-25 to close overnight Wednesday, July 2
July 1, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Work will include re-striping the highway in preparation for the I-25 Gap Lane Project
I-70 Mountain Corridor Holiday Weekend Travel Advisory
July 2, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER/WESTERN COLORADO —Heavy traffic and increased travel times are expected to begin Thursday for westbound travelers as motorists head up the I-70 mountain corridor.
Third I-25 Lane Set to Open Ahead of July 4thWeekend
July 2, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Full Scale Paving Operations Just Ahead
US 160/550 CFI Lane Now Open, Motorists Should Use Extra Caution in Work Zone and Maintain 35 MPH Speeds
July 2, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/Region 5 - Work is complete for this week – no lane closures Thurs through Sun for holiday weekend
Heavy Traffic and Increased Travel Times to Continue on Eastbound I-70
July 6, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER/WESTERN COLORADO — Traffic headed eastbound along the I-70 mountain corridor has been steadily increasing since 7 a.m.
I-25 Improvement Project Underway Tonight
July 7, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO/EL PASO COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins rotomilling and paving Interstate 25 on Monday, July 7, north of Pueblo.
Bryant Street to close overnight at US 6 bridge tonight
July 7, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Closure needed while crews set girders on the US 6 bridge over Bryant Street
Telephone Town Hall for I-25 North Express Lanes Hosted by CDOT
July 7, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Public invited to attend
CDOT Hires New Chief Engineer
July 8, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Denver, Colorado—Josh Laipply, who joined CDOT in 2012 as Bridge Design & Management Branch Manager, has been appointed CDOT Transportation Program Director and Chief Engineer.
24-Hour, Single-Lane Closures Expected This Week for Southbound US 550
July 8, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO – CDOT, and contractor, Concrete Works of Colorado, are currently replacing damaged concrete pavement on the through lanes of US 550 just south of the main US 160/US 550 intersection.
Highway 96 Improvements Set to Start
July 8, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO/CUSTER COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins upgrading the road surface and bridges on State Highway 96 between Pueblo and Wetmore next week.
Overnight Closure on SH 184 West of Mancos
July 8, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - As reported previously, closure extends from July 9 at 6 p.m. to July 10 at 6 a.m. (width and possible weight restrictions will follow for a two-week period).
I-25 Southbound Direct Lane to Begin Assessment
July 9, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is looking at a variety of options to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion along the I-25 Corridor during peak travel times.
CDOT Releases SH 9 Iron Springs Alignment Environmental Assessment
July 9, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - SUMMIT COUNTY - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today will release the State Highway (SH) 9 Iron Springs Alignment Environmental Assessment (EA) for a 30-day comment period to collect public input on a Proposed Action for highway improvements.
Asset Management: CDOT Project will Improve US 491 from New Mexico State Line to Towaoc
July 10, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTEZUMA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation begins a project on July 14 to rehabilitate and make safety improvements to US 491 (and US 160) between the New Mexico state line and Towaoc.
CDOT Hosting Public Meeting on Safety Improvement Project for US 40 in Steamboat Springs
July 10, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ROUTT COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will host a public outreach meeting on Monday, July 14 to discuss the start of a significant sized project on US 40 in Steamboat Springs.
CDOT hosting outreach meetings in Limon and Holyoke
July 10, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - CDOT hosting outreach meetings in Limon and Holyoke
24-Hour, One-lane Closures on Southbound US 550 Expected
July 11, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO – CDOT and contractor Concrete Works of Colorado will continue replacing damaged concrete pavement on the through lanes of US 550, south of the CFI intersection.
Hazmat Loads to be Escorted Over US 6/Loveland Pass During the Triple Bypass Bike Race
July 11, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - STATEWIDE—US 6/Loveland Pass will be closed to all vehicles, EXCEPT HAZMAT LOADS, both westbound and eastbound, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on both Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13.
CDOT Telephone Town Halls Engage Thousands
July 14, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) communicated with more than 57,000 residents from all 64 counties during a series of telephone town hall meetings this spring, providing the public a forum to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation needs.
Flood Monitoring Devices to be Set-Up in Williams Canyon
July 14, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - MANITOU SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will be installing rain monitoring equipment in Williams Canyon tomorrow and Thursday, requiring several minor traffic stops each day.
296 Impaired Drivers Celebrated America’s Freedom from Behind Bars
July 14, 2014 - Traffic Safety - Fourth of July Weekend Enforcement Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers.
CDOT Recognized for Response to Historic Colorado Flooding
July 15, 2014 - Statewide Transportation - STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) response to the historic flooding of September, 2013, has been honored by the Western Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (WASHTO) during its annual meeting in Albuquerque, NM.
Construction to Begin on Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane
July 16, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Clear Creek County - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is kicking off the Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane (PPSL) project today that will create a temporary eastbound express lane between Idaho Springs and Empire.
Phase 2 of US 36 reconstruction project begins July 21 Closure to begin July 29; open for weekend of Aug. 2-3
July 16, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - BOULDER AND LARIMER COUNTIES — Phase 2 of the US 36 permanent reconstruction is scheduled to begin July 21 as Kirkland Construction transitions into the area to complete the road. Construction is expected to continue into late this fall.
Enforcement on I-25 South Direct Lanes Pilot Program to Begin
July 16, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER — On Monday, July 14, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched a pilot program on southbound I-25 starting near Dry Creek and continuing past Lincoln that created a dedicated direct lane for thru traffic to use.
CDOT crews work through the night to get US 285/Poncha Pass reopened after mudslides
July 16, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - CHAFFEE/SAGUACHE COUNTIES—Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews worked through the night, last night, in an effort to reopen US 285 after several mudslides crossed the highway from mile marker 120-126.
Highway 350 Improvement Project Underway Today
July 17, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - LAS ANIMAS COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning work upgrading a 25 mile segment of U.S. 350 between Trinidad and La Junta.
Lane Project Underway on Powers
July 17, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is starting work to add acceleration, deceleration and auxiliary lanes on State Highway 21 (Powers Boulevard) between Constitution Avenue and Galley Road.
Phase 2 of US 36 Reconstruction - Resident Passes Available Starting Sunday
July 18, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Closure to begin July 29; open for weekend of Aug. 2-3.
URS and LAWRENCE Construction selected as CM/GC for I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane Project in Colorado
July 18, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Clear Creek County – Mountain Corridor Constructors LLC, a partnership led by URS Corporation and supported by Lawrence Construction Company, has been selected by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to serve as the construction manager/ general contractor (CM/GC) for the I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane project.
I-25 North Express Lanes 50 Days of Summer
July 18, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Denver Metro Area – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began the I-25 North Express Lanes project along a 6-mile stretch of I-25 from US 36 and 120th Avenue.
US 36 EMERGENCY FLOOD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT BETWEEN LYONS AND ESTES PARK SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF JULY 20
July 18, 2014 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration - Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) are continuing construction on the U.S. 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction project between Lyons and Estes Park.
CDOT Project On Track for Mid-August Completion
July 18, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO – With less than a month away from the scheduled completion date of the CFI project, CDOT and contractor, Concrete Works of Colorado, are on track to move into the final phase of construction.
Wilkerson Pass Paving Project Begins
July 18, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PARK COUNTY — Road Improvements are underway on an 11 mile segment of U.S. 24 in the Wilkerson Pass area.
TRAVEL ADVISORY: US Chip Seal Project Near State Line Starts Tuesday
July 18, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - LA PLATA COUNTY— Crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are starting a chip seal project on US 550 at the state line beginning, Tuesday, July 22. The project will be in the northbound lanes from mile marker 0 to 3.
State Highway 13 Safety Improvement Project to Begin Monday
July 18, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MOFFAT COUNTY— The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning a resurfacing project on SH 13 at mile marker 79-88, near the intersection of US 40.
Nighttime-Focused Seat Belt Enforcement Begins Statewide July 21
July 21, 2014 - TRAFFIC SAFETY - Seat belts save more than lives, save money.
Revised: Much anticipated I-25 Gap Lane Project brings weekend closures of I-25, beginning August 8
July 23, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is moving forward with the I-25 Gap Lane Project to deliver a much-needed improvement to northbound I-25 between Santa Fe Drive and the US 6 interchange.
SH 145 Cortez to Dolores – Work Resumes, Paving Now Underway
July 22, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTEZUMA COUNTY –Colorado Department of Transportation contractor Skanska Civil USA West Rocky Mountain District, Inc., has resumed work on SH 145 from Cortez to the Dolores River Bridge, following a several week suspension.
Signal Cabinet Upgrades in Pagosa Springs this Thursday
July 22, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Work at US 160 and Pagosa Blvd. will be controlled by flaggers
Emergency road damage repairs nearing completion
July 23, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SH 145 on Lizard Head Pass – Single-lane, alternating traffic south of the summit
Arapahoe Road Resurfacing Project in Progress 20 Days of Major Work to Begin July 26
July 24, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER — In May of this year, The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began work on the Arapahoe Road Resurfacing Project.
Weekend Lane Closures for I-25 North Express Lanes Project
July 24, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Denver Metro Area – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began the I-25 North Express Lanes project along a 6-mile stretch of I-25 from US 36 and 120th Avenue in October 2013.
CDOT Begins Improvements to US 491, NM State Line to Towaoc
July 24, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - One lane of travel open in each direction during work hours
Upcoming Road Maintenance in Colorado Springs Area
July 24, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will chip seal and repair guardrail on two state highways next week.
US 160/US 550 CFI Project Update
July 25, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Finalizing Details Keep Crews Busy Next Week as Project Nears Completion.
I-70 Frontage Road Work Underway in Vail
July 25, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY — Road Improvements are underway on 7.7 miles of frontage road in the town of Vail. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project consists of milling off the old roadway and replacing it with new asphalt, ADA curb ramp improvements and guardrail replacement.
Overnight closure of southbound I-25 at US 6 coming July 27
July 27, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Overnight on Sunday, July 27, crews will remove various sign bridge structures on I-25 between US 6 and Alameda Avenue in preparation for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) I-25 Gap Lane Project.
Ramp from Parker Road to Northbound I-225 Will Close for Reconstruction Starting 10PM July 31
July 28, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - AURORA— Thursday, July 31st through Thursday, August 7th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the ramp from Parker Road to northbound I-225 for reconstruction and realignment of the on ramp.
20 Days of Major Work Continues on Arapahoe Road Reconstruction
July 28, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/Region 1 - Phase 2 Begins July 29
Northbound Santa Fe Drive Ramp to I-25 Ramp Metering Pilot Underway
July 29, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is looking at a variety of options to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion along the I-25 Corridor during peak travel times. CDOT
Wet Weather Coming to Front Range
July 29, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CDOT Crews Ready for the Storm
Much anticipated I-25 Gap Lane Project brings FULL weekend closures of I-25, beginning August 8
July 30, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is moving forward with the I-25 Gap Lane Project to deliver a much-needed improvement to northbound I-25 between Santa Fe Drive and the US 6 interchange.
Armchair Colorado’s Scenic & Historic Byways
July 30, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Colorado Day is Friday, Aug 1, and to help celebrate the Centennial State’s 138th birthday, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Scenic and Historic Byways program is encouraging tourists to supplement their byway travels with reading.
New Transportation Director Appointed for CDOT’s Region Two
July 30, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has named Karen Rowe* as the new Regional Transportation Director (RTD) for Region Two, encompassing the fourteen counties of southeastern Colorado.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Temporary Lane Closure in Place on I-70 at Exit 94 Near Rifle
July 31, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY– The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is temporarily closing the right lane at Exit 94 (Mamm Creek) on eastbound I-70 until general maintenance repairs can be completed at this exit east of Rifle.
Glenwood Canyon Bike Path to Open Tomorrow
July 31, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES — Repair work has been completed on the ever popular Glenwood Canyon bike path and will be completely open to cyclists and pedestrians by tomorrow morning, Friday, August 1.
I-70 Vail Pass/Shrine Pass (Exit 190) rest area to be closed for a few days
July 31, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE/SUMMIT COUNTIES —The Colorado Department of Transportation is scheduled to perform maintenance on the wastewater plant located on I-70 at Exit 190, the Vail Pass/Shrine Pass rest area.
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