News

04-2015

April News Items
CDOT calls drivers to “Drop the Distraction” in April
April 1, 2015 - Statewide Safety - Effort part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Safety upgrades require overnight closures at Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels
April 1, 2015 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Pilot cars to lead vehicles in alternating directions
CDOT Honors Fallen Employees on Remembrance Day
April 2, 2015 - Statewide - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) held its annual Remembrance Day ceremony at its headquarters today, honoring the 58 employees who have died in the line of duty since 1929.
Safety upgrades require overnight closures at Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels
April 2, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Pilot cars to lead vehicles in alternating directions.
Update: Emergency repairs on US 36 canyon today through Tuesday; 30-minute delays possible
April 3, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Emergency roadwork on US 36 at Mile Marker 14.77 with 30 minutes delays possible.
Federal Blvd. median construction between 52nd and 67th Avenues starts Monday
April 3, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Starting Monday, April 6, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a $2 million safety improvement project on Federal Boulevard (US 287) between 52nd and 67th Avenues.
Six-Week DUI Spring Events Enforcement Begins April 4
April 3, 2015 - Traffic Safety - 1,800 Arrested During Same 2014 Enforcement.
State Highway 145 rockfall mitigation south of Telluride begins today through CDOT's RAMP program
April 6, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins a short-duration rockfall mitigation project on State Highway 145 (SH 145) approximately one-half mile north of Mountain Village Boulevard.
Stand Up 4 Transportation and keep transportation moving
April 6, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Event in Fort Collins to focus on addressing transportation needs and highlight upcoming signature projects
Multiple Overnight Closures on US 36 in April
April 6, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - April 6-8, 10-13, and 12-14.
North I-25 Express Lanes; North of 120th Ave. Open House on April 9
April 6, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - CDOT hosting public open house regarding the North I-25 Express Lanes.
Traffic signal at SH 257 and Crossroads intersection to start next week
April 6, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - WINDSOR, CO — Commuters have probably seen the traffic signals being installed at SH 257 and Crossroads Boulevard, and next week the signals will actually be activated.
Highway Improvements on US 285 Through Antonito
April 6, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - PROJECT UPDATE - Intermittent, single-lane closures can be expected.
Emergency Bridge Joint Repair Require Closures on WB I-70 Through Rush Hour
April 6, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is performing emergency bridge expansion joint repair on westbound I-70 between Washington and Pecos Streets and on the northbound I-25 ramp to westbound I-70.
Nightly lane closures on northbound I-25 begin this week
April 7, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Work needed for construction of new off-ramp bridge to US 6.
Eastbound Lincoln on-ramp to NB I-25 weekend closure; starts 9 a.m. Friday
April 7, 2015 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CDOT sets sights on substantial completion of the I-25 widening project in 2015
Union Pacific RR to close SH 392 east of US 85 for four days
April 9, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LUCERNE — The Union Pacific Railroad announced they are closing SH 392 just east of US 85 for four days starting Monday, April 13.
RAMP Funding Accelerates Bridge Maintenance Project in CDOT Region 5
April 10, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - CDOT is beginning a project in Region 5 spanning Archuleta, Dolores and La Plata Counties to conduct bridge deck repairs on multiple bridges, install waterproofing membrane, replace expansion devices, and resurface and re-stripe the roadway over those bridges.
HPTE will hold US 36 Express Lanes Telephone Town Hall and Public Meeting, April 16 and 21
April 13, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Meeting attendees will learn about the US 36 Express Lanes and proposed toll rates.
Public Hearing This Week Regarding Transportation Improvement Plan
April 14, 2015 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – Colorado’s Transportation Commission is holding a public hearing later this week regarding the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 – 2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP).
CDOT Launches New Drive High, Get a DUI Campaign, Reminds Drivers to Celebrate 4/20 Responsibly
April 14, 2015 - Traffic Safety - With a plethora of marijuana-friendly events slated around the 4/20 weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is marking the occasion by rolling out its new 2015 Drive High, Get a DUI campaign, complete with several new public awareness tactics that are sure to reignite the marijuana safety conversation in Colorado.
Traffic Shifts and Closure of Westbound US 6 over Garrison Street
April 14, 2015 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 – As part of the replacement of the structurally deficient bridge on US 6 over Garrison Street, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will require multiple traffic shifts to place traffic on a temporary bridge structure.
Gone But Not Forgotten - A Bit of Winter is Back
April 14, 2015 - Statewide Transportation Plan - CDOT reminds those traveling to the high country this week that winter driving conditions may exist - don’t get caught unprepared.
New Scenic and Historic Byway before Transportation Commission
April 14, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - DENVER – Colorado’s Byways Commission is asking the state Transportation Commission to approve and designate a new Scenic and Historic Byway through southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico.
New Pueblo Freeway Open House Tomorrow
April 14, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is holding an open house for the public tomorrow night regarding the first project of the New Pueblo Freeway.
Open house scheduled for SH 133 Carbondale to Redstone project
April 15, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project impacts will be discussed
DOT Announces Service Start Date for Bustang™
April 15, 2015 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Coming to Colorado’s Commuters Monday, July 13, 2015
SH 9 Breckenridge construction to resume
April 16, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - SUMMIT COUNTY/BRECKENRIDGE—On Monday, April 20, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and APC Southern Construction will resume work on SH 9 between Frisco and Breckenridge.
HPTE will hold US 36 Express Lanes Telephone Town Hall Tonight
April 16, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Meeting attendees will learn about the US 36 Express Lanes and proposed toll rates.
Rock Fall Mitigation Project Progressing Well on US 550 North of Ridgway
April 16, 2015 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) continues work on a rock fall mitigation project on US 550.
Maintenance work scheduled for Glenwood Canyon bike path
April 17, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE/GARFIELD COUNTIES — Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews will begin repairs on Monday, April 20, on the Glenwood Canyon bike path.
Additional State Highway 3 rock fall work next week requires one-lane traffic
April 17, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO – The south end of State Highway 3 in Durango will be under one-lane, alternating traffic control next week to enable crews to install additional rock fall protection.
Pre-construction Activity Starts Surrounding I-25/Cimarron Interchange
April 17, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Pre-construction activity to start on the I-25/Cimarron Interchange Design-Build Project.
HPTE will hold US 36 Express Lanes Meeting on Tuesday
April 20, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Meeting attendees will learn about the US 36 Express Lanes and proposed toll rates.
Hidden Camera Captures Public’s Reaction to DUI Campaign
April 20, 2015 - Traffic Safety - STATEWIDE — With the roll-out of CDOT’s new Drive High, Get A DUI campaign, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) was on-site at several locations over the 4/20 weekend to capture public reactions to the innovative tactics used in the campaign.
CANCELLED: Upcoming Nighttime Closures on Westbound US 6 at Garrison Street
April 20, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - CDOT will close the westbound lanes on US 6 on Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22 on US 6 over Garrison Street.
Safety and traffic flow improvements to begin on SH 58 in Jefferson County
April 20, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - CDOT will begin a resurfacing project on SH 58 from US6/SH93 to I-70 in Jefferson County this week.
Grants Approved for Transit Projects Statewide
April 22, 2015 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Colorado’s Transportation Commission has awarded $14 million of FASTER* funds for a variety of statewide, regional and local transit projects.
US 550 to Remain Closed This Afternoon for Accident Vehicle Recover
April 22, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - No estimated time for reopening – please check www.cotrip.org.
Cameras Capture Cannabis Quiz Cab Antics
April 22, 2015 - Statewide Safety - 45 Participants Received $1,000 Total in Ride Credits
Emergency Rockfall Mitigation Requires I-70 Closure at Floyd Hill
April 22, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will perform emergency rockfall mitigation tomorrow, April 23.
Detours Expected This Week For US 285 in the Town of Antonito
April 23, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Trucks to use Alternate Detour Access.
Highway 47 Improvements Underway
April 23, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is upgrading a 3.3-mile section of State Highway 47 from Dillon Drive to a point ½ mile east of Troy Avenue.
Exit 241A in Idaho Springs Closes Permanently Today
April 27, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Exit 241B being modified to accommodate drivers.
Full Overnight Closure of Westbound US 6 at Garrison for Bridge Demolition
April 27, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - CDOT will close westbound US 6 on Tuesday, April 28 from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to demolish the structurally obsolete bridge.
Work to resume on US 40 in Steamboat Springs
April 27, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - CDOT and Connell Resources will resume work on Monday, May 4th on US 40 in Steamboat Springs starting with the Pine Grove intersection.
CDOT Changes Left-Turn Arrow Signal Phasing at US 160/550 and Sawyer
April 27, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Durango Fire called attention to increase injury accidents.
I-25 Frontage Road and Bella Rosa Parkway to be a four-way stop
April 28, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - FREDERICK – Following a number of broadside accidents in the area, the Colorado Department of Transportation, with the concurrence of the Town of Frederick, the intersection of Bella Rosa Parkway and the I-25 Frontage Road will be a four-way stop.
Vegetation/Invasive Tree Species Removal Sets Stage for I-25/Cimarron Interchange Reconstruction
April 29, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Colorado Springs – Construction crews are expected to begin removing vegetation and invasive tree species (clearing and grubbing) this week as part of the preliminary work on the Interstate-25/Cimarron Interchange Reconstruction Project.
SH 131 bridge rehabilitation work starts Monday near Phippsburg
April 29, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ROUTT COUNTY-Beginning the week of May 4, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor partner, ABCO Contracting Company Inc., will start a bridge rehabilitation project on SH 131 over the Yampa River.
Federal Highway Administration Signs Decision Document on US 550 South Connection to US 160 in Durango
April 29, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - US 550 will connect to interchange bridge.
New Round of Funding Approved for Safe Routes to School
April 29, 2015 - Traffic Safety - Denver - The Colorado Transportation Commission has awarded funding for 13 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects, a program which educates and encourages children to walk or bike to school by providing financial support to schools, communities and other entities.
Work Begins on Final Phase of the 120th Avenue Connection Project
April 29, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - CDOT, in conjunction with the City of Broomfield and Jalisco International, Inc., began work this week on the final phase of the 120th Avenue Connection project.
Traffic delays planned for I-70 mountain corridor next week
April 30, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Rock scaling in Idaho Springs requires periodic traffic stops.
CDOT and Partners Bring Distracted Driving Simulators to State Capitol
April 30, 2015 - Traffic Safety - DENVER — When someone drives distracted, they are taking other people’s lives in their hands.
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