News Releases

Independence Pass Will Open for Season on Schedule -Thursday, May 23, at 2 p.m.

May 20, 2013 - - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - LAKE/PITKIN COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that the spring opening of SH 82 over Independence Pass will happen on schedule: Thursday, May 23, at 2 p.m. This scenic mountain corridor serves tourists, facilitates recreation and provides community connections across our state’s divide.

NO LEFT TURNS ONTO SH 82 AT JW DR./VALLEY ROAD TOMORROW, MONDAY

May 1, 2013 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Old Castle SW Group, Inc., are making good progress on the project to improve State Highway 82 east (up-valley) of Carbondale.

Castle Creek Bridge Inspection on SH 82 Scheduled for Thursday

September 16, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ASPEN/PITKIN COUNTY – On Thursday, September 18, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) staff bridge team will be performing a routine inspection of the Castle Creek Bridge on SH 82.

Repairs to Castle Creek Bridge on SH 82 Scheduled for Today

June 3, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ASPEN/PITKIN COUNTY – Today, Tuesday, June 3, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews will be performing general maintenance repairs to the Castle Creek Bridge on SH 82.

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.

Repairs to SH 82 Castle Creek Bridge

April 21, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ASPEN/PITKIN COUNTY – On Tuesday, April 22, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews will perform standard joint seal replacement on the Castle Creek Bridge at mile marker 41.

Stenciling work this week on SH 82 near Aspen

August 24, 2015 - TRAVEL ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - PITKIN COUNTY — Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) contractors will be installing new HOV lane stencils on SH 82 at night this week.

Public Workshop for Downtown Glenwood Springs Projects

July 30, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS – A workshop to provide additional opportunity for the public to review new information and give input on three different downtown projects will be held tomorrow, July 31st from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Loft meeting room, 3rd floor of the Hotel Denver, 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs.

SH 82 Castle Creek Bridge Repair Project Update

May 10, 2011 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Castle Creek Bridge Repair Project continues with a detour in place for vehicles traveling outbound (down valley) from Aspen. Inbound vehicles may experience delays as buses are flagged through the down valley detour.