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Sign Up for Text Alerts

To continue receiving travel-restriction and chain law alerts via text, 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.

      NOTE:
      • This is where you'll be able to enter your cellphone number. Follow the instructions to verify it.
      • Below are the settings we recommend for commercial truck drivers.
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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: We urge you to set alert schedules from 12a to 12a to avoid missing critical updates for restrictions affecting your saved routes and areas.
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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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