News

05-2015

May News Items
New Flood Protocol for Highway 24
May 1, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is updating its protocol on Ute Pass when flash flooding threatens U.S. 24, west of Colorado Springs.
US 550 Ridgway North Rock Fall Mitigation Project Update
May 1, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - New lane closures in place.
SH 133 rockfall mitigation work starts Monday
May 1, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - 20 minute traffic holds should be expected Monday-Friday.
US 285 Antonito Reconstruction Project Meets Key Milestone
May 1, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Wide load restrictions begin the third week of May.
Schools across Colorado to celebrate National Bike to School Day This Week
May 4, 2015 - Statewide Transportation Plan - The fourth annual National Bike to School Day will be held on Wednesday, May 6th.
CDOT Campaign Urges Motorcyclists to Ride Wise
May 5, 2015 - Traffic Safety - May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
CDOT Begins Resurfacing, Bridge & Safety Upgrades on US 50 East Monarch Pass
May 5, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - GUNNISON/CHAFFEE COUNTIES – On Thursday, May 7, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin work to improve the US 50 on the east side of Monarch Pass.
Open house planned for May 14 for US 85 work north of Ault
May 6, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - WELD COUNTY– The Colorado Department of Transportation will host an open house on May 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Town of Nunn Community Center, 185 Lincoln Ave., so residents and travelers can learn more about the project to improve US 85 north of Ault to the Wyoming State Line.
I-70 Surface Improvements in Clear Creek County Require Lane Closures for Five Weeks
May 7, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - One lane of travel open in each direction at all times.
I-70 Over Havana Street Bridge Replacement Begins
May 7, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - CDOT and Lawrence Construction will begin the replacement of the structurally deficient I-70 bridge over Havana Street.
Heightened Seat Belt Enforcement Begins Today Statewide
May 11, 2015 - Traffic Safety - 8,044 Citations Given During 2014 Enforcement.
US 6 traffic shift brings overnight closures, new look at Federal Boulevard
May 11, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Drivers should be aware of new westbound US 6 entrance and exit pattern at Federal.
CDOT closing US 34 east of Greeley for emergency work
May 11, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - US 34 east of Greeley – the site of the permanent reconstruction project from the 2013 floods – closed at 1 p.m.
Full closure of I-70 eastbound in Glenwood Canyon Scheduled Next Tuesday Morning
May 12, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES —On Tuesday, May 19, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close eastbound I-70 through Glenwood Canyon for five hours to perform bridge repairs.
Parking More Than 24 Hours Not Allowed at Harmony Transfer Center Starting June 1
May 13, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - In order to enable all services to use the Harmony Transfer Center parking lot effectively, enforcement of 24-hour only parking will begin on June 1.
Eastbound US 36 Full Closure This Weekend May 15-18
May 13, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - WESTMINSTER – As part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, crews will be placing bow beam arches on the eastbound side of the Sheridan Boulevard bridge.
Work to begin on US 40, Berthoud Pass
May 13, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Road surface replacement results in smoother ride.
Mulberry Bridge closed for five nights next week for girder installation
May 14, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Mulberry Street, over the Poudre River, will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for five nights starting Monday, May 18, for girder installation for the second side of the new bridge.
CDOT Grieves Loss of David Morris
May 16, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Chafee County, CO -- A tragic accident on US 50 at Monarch Pass claimed the life of CDOT employee David Morris.
Safety-critical rockfall work requires full closure of SH 133 this week
May 18, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - SH 133 will be closed approximately seven miles east of Somerset.
Rock Fall Mitigation Project Progressing Well on US 550 North of Ridgway
May 18, 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, two miles north of Ridgway.
Traffic Stops underway near Conifer for Rock Work
May 18, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) started work today to remove rocks and other natural materials from a hillside as part of slope repair project on U.S. 285, northeast of Conifer.
One-Lane Closures on US Highway 285 in Antonito to Remain in Place for the Next Two Weeks
May 18, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Wide load restrictions begin today, May 18.
CDOT still planning an on-target May 21 opening of SH 82 Independence Pass
May 19, 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 Thursday, May 21 at Noon.
Mount Evans Road Opening Delayed
May 19, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will not open the Mount Evans Highway to traffic by Memorial Day weekend, due to heavy amounts of snowfall in May.
CDOT Reveals Mystery Behind New Billboards
May 19, 2015 - Traffic Safety - Coincides With Click It or Ticket Seat Belt Enforcement Period.
Spring migration is here: slow down, scan the roadsides for wildlife
May 19, 2015 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Wildlife on the Move!
US 550 Red Mountain Pass Closed Temporarily for Vehicle Recovery
May 19, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Vehicle was unattended, no injuries.
US 550 Closed North of Durango on Saturday for Bike Race
May 19, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Some rolling closures in town in the morning.
Toll Rates for US 36 Express Lanes set in advance of summer opening
May 20, 2015 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CDOT’s High Performance Transportation Enterprise Approves Toll Rates for Phase 1 of Project; Encourages Drivers to Get a Pass
Correction: CDOT to Begin Resurfacing on SH 184 East of Lewis Next Week
May 20, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Paving to begin Tuesday just east of the US 491 junction.
SH71 set for a hard-close following flood damage
May 20, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - SNYDER – The permanent repair project from the 2013 floods on SH 71 was severely damaged by the 2015 floods which has caused the stretch to be closed indefinitely.
Emergency Pothole Repairs Today
May 21, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is filling potholes today on northbound and southbound Interstate 25 between South Academy Boulevard and Woodmen Road.
Memorial Day DUI Enforcement and Checkpoint Colorado Begin Tomorrow
May 21, 2015 - Traffic Safety - Recent Spring Events Enforcement Results in 1421 DUI Arrests.
Ackerman Overlook Open Again
May 21, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reopened the Ackerman Overlook on Interstate 25 today after being closed for new road construction in spring 2013.
Highway 24 Business Closed
May 21, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - MANITOU SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed U.S. 24 Business (Manitou Avenue) between the roundabout at Serpentine Drive and mainline Highway 24 due to cracks that have formed in the westbound lanes of the roadway.
Historically, CDOT does not see major spikes in traffic volumes for Memorial Day weekend
May 22, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Statewide – The Colorado Department of Transportation historic data from 2013 and 2014 suggests that the Memorial Day weekend does not see an appreciable increase in traffic volume.
Transportation Commission approves emergency funding for work on SH 13
May 22, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - RIO BLANCO COUNTY — On May 20th, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews reported damage to a retaining wall on SH13 at milepost 29.
Rock Work to Delay Traffic This Week
May 25, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CDOT will be conducting rock scaling operations along U.S. 50 this week.
I-25/Cimarron Interchange Project Kicks Off with Open House
May 25, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Public invited to meet project team and learn about upcoming construction activities.
Highway 24 Business to remain Closed after Rock Fall
May 25, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - MANITOU SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has again closed eastbound U.S. 24 Business (Manitou Avenue) from mainline Highway 24 to the roundabout at Serpentine Drive after rock fall onto the eastbound lane this morning.
Resurfacing work begins on SH 13
May 26, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Road surface replacement at two sites will result in smoother ride.
Safety improvements at US 34 and 71st Avenue in Greeley begin June 1
May 26, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - GREELEY – Beginning June 1, drivers will no longer be able to turn left onto US 34 from southbound 71st Avenue in Greeley.
Tolls waived on US 36 Express Lanes during testing
May 28, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - CDOT and Plenary Roads Denver working to increase transportation choices along busy corridor.
Highway 24 Business Partially Reopened
May 28, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - MANITOU SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reopened eastbound U.S. 24 Business (Manitou Avenue) from mainline Highway 24 to Serpentine Drive this afternoon.
Full overnight closure of US 6 coming Saturday, May 30
May 29, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Crews will construct new pedestrian bridge connecting Barnum North and South parks.
SH 119 tunnel lighting project will cause some delays beginning June 1
May 29, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - BOULDER COUNTY – The tunnel on SH119 west of Chapman Drive will be getting some new LED lighting from the Colorado Department of Transportation to improve both safety and efficiency while decreasing operational costs.
Pre-construction activities continue on I-25/Cimarron Interchange Project with soil testing
May 28, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Colorado Springs – Beginning Sunday, May 31, weather and other conditions permitting, crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Interstate-25/Cimarron Interchange Design-Build Project will begin testing soil project-wide.
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