Sign Up for Alerts

To continue receiving text messages about travel impacts that matter to you, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit 511.cotrip.org, and click "Sign In" in the upper-right corner of the screen. Sign in link.png
  2. On the "Sign In" screen that appears, select the "Get Started" button.
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  3. Enter your new account information in the New Account pop-up.
    • Note: You must sign up using an email address and will later be able to add your cellphone number to your account.
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  4. Check your email for a message containing an account-activation link, and click "Accept."
    You must activate your account within 24 hours or it will be deleted. Activation email.png
  5. Confirm your account activation.
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  1. Sign in to your account.
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  2. Select the gear icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen and click "My Account Settings" from the dropdown menu.
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  3. From the screen that appears, enter your preferred communication settings.

    • This is where you'll be able to enter your cellphone number. Follow the instructions to verify it.
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  4. After saving your preferences, begin selecting the routes for which you'd like notifications by selecting the star icon within the left-hand menu on the screen.
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  5. Create your routes by any of the following means:
    1. Select a predefined region of the state:
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    2. Draw a line around your area of interest by double-clicking the map with the left button on your mouse, then moving it to create lines and clicking it again to define end points :
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    3. Choose start and end points:
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    4. Select a popular destination:
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  6. Remember to save your chosen routes using the button below, or via the "Save this area" link.
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  7. Schedule when and where you'd like to receive each alert. You must do this for each separate alert you create.
    NOTE: You may want to extend the window of time during which you receive alerts to ensure you receive ample notice of traffic impacts on your routes.
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Intro to CDOT Travel Alerts

Creating an Account

Selecting Your Routes

Creating Custom Routes

Setting Trucking Routes

Modifying Your Account

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