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We do a lot more than you think

Plows in echelon formation on the highway
"The echelon" — our version of the fighter jet formation for snowplows. Pretty cool, right? Just don’t get too close, and keep yourself and our plow drivers safe.
Crews in a tractor performing an avalanche mitigation
In Colorado, we are no strangers to avalanche mitigation. No matter the location, we work hard to keep the traveling public safe and our roads passable.
CDOT fiber cabling is installed along more than 1,600 miles of state maintained highways. Many look to CDOT to expand the fiber backbone into communities that are lacking high-speed internet.
Tractor during mudslide clean up
Sure, our geography presents challenges. Mudslides, rockslides and floods to name a few. But when needed, our crews are on the move to help get our roadways back in working order as soon as possible.
Maintainers in front of a snowplow
No job is too large or too small. We value teamwork, and at CDOT, our employees play a huge role in helping their communities flourish.
Crash on the roadway
Serious incidents happen on our roadways every day. Our Traffic Incident Management (TIM) program removes incidents from Colorado's highways and restores normal travel operations as safely and quickly as possible.
Heavy machinery during an avalanche mitigation
We are pros at using heavy machinery. Snow, rockfalls, rain or shine, nothing will stop us from clearing the roads and keeping them accessible to drivers.
Operations Center worker
It’s our duty to maintain 23,000 miles of roadway in our state. Our three Operations Centers keep an eye on roads and coordinate incident response, monitor traffic, and distribute information to keep travelers in the know.
CDOT Safety Patrol Truck
We focus on more than just roads. Did you know that our maintenance crews also take care of the vegetation along CDOT’s roadways?

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News & Updates

July 2023 - CDOT crews transporting drilling equipment and other supplies/materials to slide paths on Red Mountain Pass.

Colorado weather may be the hardest in the world to predict

This is according to a man who has predicted weather across the globe. Why? Because of the Rocky Mountains.

July 2023 - CDOT crews transporting drilling equipment and other supplies/materials to slide paths on Red Mountain Pass.

Fiber Optics - The Golden Threads of CDOT Operations

CDOT has the largest fiber optic network of any department of transportation in the U.S. — 600 miles and 8,000 devices.

A CDOT tow plow pulls a trailer with a second tow blade, allowing for faster and more efficient snow removal.

CDOT Avalanche Operations

By helicopter, by ski, by remote control - avalanche mitigation teams keep our mountain roads safe.

Snow Plow under a bridge near Denver

What CDOT Doesn’t Do

CDOT does a lot more than you think. Read as we debunk the common misconceptions about CDOT.

A group of CDOT trucks on a road at sunset

CDOT's Afterhours Work

The critical role that CDOT’s round-the-clock efforts play in keeping Colorado's roadways functioning smoothly is nothing to overlook.

A member of CDOT's specially trained avalanche crew observes avalanche mitigation equipment being transported into place by a helicopter.

CDOT Expands Use of Avalanche Technology

New avalanche control systems installed on Red Mountain Pass.