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1 year 2 months ago

Transportation officials check state network gaps

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Department of Transportation is launching its first comprehensive transit review that will attempt to create a complete picture of existing local systems, future needs and gaps in service. Funding isn't available to create a complete statewide transit system, so transportation leaders are instead working...

1 year 4 months ago

When CDOT decides to close the roads

When weather conditions get too bad to drive, CDOT makes the decision to close the roads. That's what happened yesterday on many roads, including I-25 between Pueblo and Fountain. Some of you asked us on Facebook why the road didn't close sooner, saying it was extremely dangerous. Those with CDOT...

1 year 6 months ago

I-25 Widening Begins, Lane Closures in Effect

Within a year, traffic should be moving a little faster along I-25, at least from the Woodmen exit in Colorado Springs on up to Monument. The Colorado Department of Transportation officially started its widening project Monday, to make the interstate six lanes instead of four on that stretch of highway....

2 years 1 month ago

Flash flood fears for Hwy 24

In the aftermath of the Waldo Canyon fire officials are gearing up to prepare for potential flooding beneath burn zones, especially along Highway 24. Even years after the 2002 Hayman fire, charred lands still couldn't absorb rain; the result was a flash flood that wiped out miles of Highway...

2 years 2 months ago

Sign work closes lanes

I-25 southbound will be closed again tonight at 10 p.m., just north of the Circle Drive/Lake Avenue interchange to install new signs. Traffic will be detoured south on Nevada Avenue, east on Lake Avenue and back to I-25. The highway reopens at 5 a.m. Friday. U.S. Highway 24...

2 years 6 months ago

CDOT gears up for storm

CDOT is gearing up for the impending storm, scheduled to hit the Pikes Peak region later this afternoon and continue through Friday. CDOT maintenance crews are scheduled to begin snow-shift in El Paso, Teller and Park counties at 4 p.m. today, according to spokesman Bob Wilson. Snow shift...

2 years 7 months ago

Highway 24 bridge replacement underway

Work is underway to replace the Black Squirrel Creek Bridge on U.S. 24, about two miles west of Peyton. Traffic continues to use the old bridge while detour construction is taking place, just south of the highway. However, occasional traffic stops up to 10 minutes and a reduced speed...

2 years 8 months ago

Guard Rail repairs on Hwy 24 close lanes of traffic

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be conducting repairs on westbound Highway 24 guard rails near 21st Street today and one lane will be closed as a safety precaution. The left lane will be closed for approximately 2 to 3 hours while the repair work is being conducted.

2 years 9 months ago

High wind restrictions are in place on I-25 today

The Colorado Department of Transportation has just issued a High Wind Restriction on I-25 From Colorado Springs over Monument Hill for light, empty and high profile vehicles. You can learn more about this restriction on the CDOT website at; http://www.cotrip.org/roadConditions.htm

2 years 9 months ago

Update on the roads from CDOT

C-DOT just sent out this update on the roads in the Pikes Peak region. Most all state roads in decent condition in the Pikes Peak Region are mostly wet. Overall, traffic's moving well through the area. A little snow and slush remains on State Highway 115, south of the...

2 years 10 months ago

I-25 northbound lanes now open

All lanes of I-25 are open right now. Colorado Department of Transportation says there are numerous accidents at mile marker 165, about five miles north of Monument. The closure began at 4:37 a.m. and continued for about one hour. Roads are still in bad condition, much of I-25 in...

2 years 11 months ago

CDOT dollars in jeopardy

Colorado road construction projects and jobs could come to a halt if lawmakers in Washington, D.C. don't act soon. Colorado Department of Transportation leaders say annually about $500 million dollars for construction projects and $200 million for transit programs come from federal funding. Colorado transportation projects are in jeopardy...

3 years 1 week ago

2 Colo. highway workers injured in Greeley

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Two Colorado highway workers have been injured after the second crash involving road crews in a week. The latest accident happened Friday morning in Greeley as highway crews were setting up a lane closure for a bridge inspection. Transportation department spokeswoman Stacey Stegman said two...

3 years 3 months ago

CDOT lifts Chain Law for Molas Pass

The Colorado Department of Transportation has lifted the Chain Law order for US 550 over Molas Pass. Road conditions have improved to the point where commercial vehicles can pass without the need of chains. A winter storm system blew through the area earlier dumping snow and freezing rain on...

3 years 3 months ago

Chain Law in effect for Monarch Pass

The Colorado Department of Transportation states that a chain law is in effect on westbound US 50 over Monarch Pass for all commercial vehicles. Wet and icy roads are making travel over many Colorado passes difficult and dangerous.

3 years 5 months ago

Highway 50 through Cotopaxi reopens

News First 5's Andy Koen has just called into the newsroom from Cotopaxi to report that the section of Colorado Highway 50 that had been closed for the past several days has just reopened. CDOT crews have been working day and night to clear tons of boulders that fell to...

3 years 11 months ago

Hwy 24 roadwork underway

Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks. This week westbound Hwy 24...

3 years 11 months ago

Job of the Day: CDOT Maintenance

The Colorado Department of Transportation has a Transportation Maintenance position open in Colorado City, south of Pueblo. This position is responsible for performing Highway Maintenance Operations. Members of these patrols may be required to work at varying elevations and in all kinds of weather to include, but not limited...

3 years 11 months ago

Zipper lane would cut I-70 trips in half

Adding an extra, temporary eastbound lane to Interstate 70 would cut travel time from ski resorts to Denver by about half. That's according to the initial results of study commissioned by the Colorado Department of Transportation. It found using a reversible zipper lane on winter Sundays would cut the...

4 years 2 weeks ago

CSU-Pueblo receives $125,000 state grant

Colorado State University-Pueblo has won a competitive grant to investigate ways for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to use alternative energy to sustain and maintain the state's rest areas and right-of-way corridors. The College of Science and Mathematics and College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies will work...

4 years 2 months ago

Click It or Ticket Pueblo campaign kicks off

Pueblo is kicking off a new Click It or Ticket campaign, designed to get drivers to buckle-up.The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Pueblo Police and Pueblo County Sheriff's Office are all taking part in an 11 am Proclamation from the City and County of Pueblo. The police chief,...

4 years 4 months ago

CDOT employee, 2 others charged with fuel theft

A Colorado Department of Transportation employee and two others face charges of stealing at least $200,000 worth of fuel from the state. Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against 39-year-old Jaime Perez, 42-year-old Fernando Ibarra-Gonzalez and 40-year-old Asuncion Aguirre-Barron. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says Perez used his job as...

4 years 6 months ago

Nazi party adopts highway

A white supremacist group in Colorado is has a new enemy ... litter. A chapter of the National Socialist Movement (NSM or NSM88), who also calls itself "America's Nazi Party," is participating in the Colorado Department of Transportation's "Adopt-A-Highway" program. The group will be responsible for picking up...

4 years 9 months ago

Roads improve slowly

Some of the hardest hit areas in Southern Colorado are north and east. In Monument Thursday night, Interstate 25 was icy with blowing snow. In eastern El Paso County white out conditions caused some problems. There wasn't much snow, but the wind pushed that snow across Highway 24. It...

4 years 10 months ago

COSMIX repairs on the way

If you've been on I-25 in Colorado Springs lately you may have noticed a bit of a bumpy ride. Dips in the road are making for one headache of a commute. "About two weeks ago we went in there and we did have some panels that had settled and created...

4 years 11 months ago

Road work snarling traffic in Pueblo

Traffic was backed up for miles through Pueblo Monday--andexpect the same on Tuesday--because of construction by the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT is resurfacing a small segment at Ilex Ave. On Tuesday, the right lane will be closed both northbound and southbound. Also, the ramp from northbound I-25 to...

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