March 24, 2013 5:30 PM
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... more »
December 5, 2012 5:54 PM
Many who live near North Elizabeth in Pueblo say they're tired of the road condition!
The road completely turns to gravel at one point and they say it washes out and is harder to drive on. We spoke with Earl Wilkinson who's the Director of Public Works with the city.... more »
August 17, 2012 10:54 PM
All lanes of Colorado Highway 67 near Cripple Creek are open again following work to repair sinkhole.
There was a sinkhole discovered about a week ago. C-dot says the hole opened up over a mine shaft under the northbound side of the roadway.
One lane of the highway... more »
August 3, 2012 6:37 AM
BYERS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say at least 10 buffalo have died after collisions with vehicles on Interstate 70 in eastern Colorado. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis says two people were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the crash near Byers before dawn Thursday. Lewis says... more »
July 3, 2012 5:26 AM
Old Stage Road and Gold Camp Road will be closed to help firefighters keep the threat of fires down.
Sheriff Terry Maketa says the 2100 block of Old Stage Road will be blocked off at 10 a.m. This closure will deny access to Gold Camp Road.
Also, the... more »
April 7, 2012 5:58 PM
El Paso County Sheriff's office says a person has fallen over 100 feet from a ridge on the top of Old Stage Road west of Colorado Springs. El Paso County Sheriff's and Colorado Springs fire responded to the scene.
Sheriff's deputies say they aren't sure of the extent of... more »
March 27, 2012 2:27 PM
The City of Colorado Springs reports 600 potholes has been filed in the last week. This is the time of year when the Streets Division tackles potholes, which get much worse in the winter as the pavement freezes and thaws over and over.
Potholes are prioritized by location, so... more »
March 22, 2012 1:32 AM
We are hearing reports that SB I25 near the El Paso County, Douglas County border is closed due to a serious crash.
It's north of the County Line Road.
Flight for life has been called, but we are unsure of injuries.
No word on NB traffic.
February 20, 2012 11:06 AM
Numerous accidents reported across the region this morning as slick roads greet morning commuters.
The southbound exit lane of I-25 at Garden of the Gods is blocked by an accident, as well as one westbound lane adjacent to the accident.
There's also an accident on Colorado at Pikes... more »
February 15, 2012 12:11 PM
The sign that welcomed people to Pueblo West for decades is gone, demolished yesterday as part of a road-widening project on McCulloch Blvd.
The sign was originally the west end of an arch that had been taken down years ago. It featured a large mosaic showing Lake Pueblo with... more »
November 22, 2011 7:13 AM
Prosecutors now say they won't pursue charges over the death of a 71-year-old man who was knocked out after an argument with a driver in El Paso County.
Investigators say Robert Gott was stopped at an intersection in early September when the driver behind him honked because Gott failed... more »
October 16, 2011 12:04 PM
Fountain Mesa Road was closed 4:30 am Sunday morning due to what appeared to be hazardous materials discovered in the roadway.
A Fountain Police Officer patrolling along Fountain Mesa Rd came upon a motorist who was stopped in their car in the 8200 block of the roadway due to... more »
September 18, 2011 4:20 PM
Remember that today, Sunday, September 18, Platte will be closed between Hancock and Union until 12am. This will also be the case for the next two Saturdays.
Crews are replacing water drains along the road. All construction is scheduled to be finished by November.
Detours are on place. more »
September 18, 2011 2:16 PM
Work on E. Platte was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 17, but was rescheduled for today, Sunday, September 18.
E. Platte is closed from Union Blvd. going eastbound and Handcock Ave. going westbound. Closure runs from 7 a.m. until 12 a.m., as crews are replacing storm drains in that area.... more »
September 1, 2011 4:20 PM
Drivers will likely have to deal with the heavy traffic on the two lanes in each direction of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock for years to come.
CDOT spokeswoman Stacey Stegman says the current master plan runs through 2035 and that stretch of freeway is not on the... more »
August 18, 2011 2:22 PM
Ahead of the Prologue Time Trials Monday, USA Pro Cycling Challenge organizers want to remind you of road closures and the best ways to get to the event.
The most convenient way to make it to the race is by bike. The City of Colorado Springs and Mountain Metropolitan... more »
July 22, 2011 2:43 PM
Colorado Highway 10 between Walsenburg and La Junta is closed for significant road work.
The work is expected to take two months.
The lonely highway is often used by trucks as a hazardous materials route. The State Patrol recommends the following alternate routes:
Use State Highway 350-between... more »
June 21, 2011 11:10 AM
A paving operation will shut down Highway 67 next Monday and Tuesday north of Cripple Creek.
Highway 67 will be closed between mile marker 58 and 64. Traffic will be diverted onto County Road 61.
Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected.
An alternate route into... more »
April 18, 2011 6:46 PM
The 9th Street Bridge in Canon City will close on Wednesday for one day for repairs.
The bridge is the main way people get across the Arkansas River in Canon City. The bridge will close from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northbound traffic will detour west on Griffin,... more »
April 12, 2011 3:06 PM
Academy Boulevard will be closed from Bradley to Drennan in both directions overnight Saturday.
Beginning Saturday at 10 p.m. and continuing through 7 a.m. Sunday morning, detours will be in place as road and bridge construction continues on Proby Parkway.
Northbound Academy Boulevard traffic will be detoured at... more »
April 12, 2011 2:43 PM
Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix will be honored with a street named after him in a more prominent location.
Drew Dix is a Pueblo native honored with our nation's highest military honor for actions during the Vietnam conflict. Drew Dix Drive is a short street in a... more »
March 30, 2011 7:35 PM
El Paso County Public Services wants to hear from Black Forest area residents regarding a busy intersection -- Black Forest Road and Burgess Road.
County Engineer Andre Brackin said, "The purpose of the improvements we are planning is to address traffic safety requirements at this intersection. The number of... more »
March 23, 2011 6:01 PM
Academy Boulevard will be closed from Bradley to Drennan in both directions from 2 a.m. to noon on Saturday for continuing road construction on Proby Parkway.
For those ten hours northbound Academy Boulevard traffic will be detoured at the Bradley Road Exit. Southbound Academy traffic will be detoured to... more »
March 12, 2011 3:18 PM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Highway Patrol says about 800 people have been rescued from vehicles stuck on ice-slicked roads and in drifting snow after a blizzard struck the state, creating white-out conditions.
Lt. Jody Skogen says only minor injuries have been reported after pileups and crashes... more »
March 8, 2011 7:03 AM
The expected snow was a no show overnight for the I-25 corridor.
Conditions were slick overnight, but the snow let up hours before sunrise, leaving icy side streets and wet highways.
We may see bands of flurries across southeastern Colorado until mid-morning, but no significant accumulation. more »
March 4, 2011 4:45 PM
The Colorado Department of Transportation will be working on Interstate 25 in the Fountain area for the next couple of weeks.
Beginning on Monday, the right or left lane of northbound or southbound I-25 will be closed in various locations between mile 123, and South Academy for crack sealing... more »
February 25, 2011 10:40 AM
Roads are slick around Southern Colorado, with a light coating of snow and a blanket of fog complicating matters.
The State Patrol has declared cold reporting status in the Colorado Springs area as has the Colorado Springs Police Department. That means those in minor accidents only have to exchange... more »
February 8, 2011 5:22 PM
It's cold outside, but business is hot for pizza delivery stores. Domino's Pizza on Prairie Ave. in Pueblo says delivery calls always seem to increase when the weather gets bad like this. "Business increases about 20% to 30%," said Mike Dennis, Associate Manager of Domino's Pizza on Prairie Ave.
... more »
January 28, 2011 11:57 AM
Six miles of Highway 50 is closed near the tiny town of Swissvale, just east of Salida, due to a tanker truck accident and fire.
The State Patrol reports the closure is from mile marker 223 to 229. That six miles of highway is two lane and the road... more »
January 14, 2011 10:36 AM
With nice weather forecast for next week, the city of Colorado Springs is forging ahead with street repairs. The hours are scheduled for 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., so be prepared to deal with construction on both ends of your commute.
Here's a list of planned projects:
City... more »
January 10, 2011 4:41 PM
Snow removal crews in the City of Pueblo are working around the clock to clear the roads. Jeff Pratt, the supervisor of the city's street division says about 10 trucks are removing snow and dropping sand on the roads. "We'll probably be out there til about Wednesday evening," said Pratt.... more »
January 10, 2011 7:05 AM
DENVER (AP) - Drivers are encountering wet and icy roads across Colorado as a winter storm moves across the state with heavy snowfall expected in the Denver metro area.
The Colorado Department of Transportation says most of the roads and highways along the Front Range are snow-packed and slushy... more »
January 1, 2011 5:02 PM
Colorado Springs Police had to close a portion of Platte Ave. East of Wahsatch due to multiple accidents and ice build up through the underpass. They have cleared the accidents and sand trucks have placed traction grit to the road. Many streets through out the city have had some melting... more »
December 30, 2010 6:11 PM
Fountain Fire Department has just reported that they are closing Mesa Road due to hazardous road conditions. Drivers are advised that if you must be on the road to take an alternate route. more »
December 22, 2010 1:39 PM
Colorado Tech Drive will be closed December 27 through 29 for water pipeline construction at Marksheffel in El Paso County.
The detour will take drivers east to either Capital Drive or Meadowbrook Parkway. Residents of the area have already been notified.
December 17, 2010 11:47 AM
I-25 is getting back to normal after numerous accidents beginning around 5 a.m.
A State Trooper was investigating at least one accident around 5:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes when another accident involving about 8 vehicles happened in the southbound lanes. He walked across the median to give assistance... more »
November 15, 2010 5:56 PM
Starting tomorrow, November 16, at 7 p.m. Drennan Road west of Academy Boulevard will be closed to all truck traffic. The ban on truck traffic will be in effect for five months.
This will allow work crews to build overhead bridge supports for the new Proby Parkway . All... more »
November 5, 2010 5:26 PM
The Colorado Department of Transportation is ready for the winter storm season.
"Although the number of employees and equipment has stayed the same in recent years, we've added other tools to keep the highways safe and open for travel," said CDOT Executive Director Russ George. "By working 12-hour shifts... more »
November 3, 2010 1:18 PM
Night road work will happen Thursday, November 4, from 7:30 until 5 a.m. at Academy and Drennan. During this period, northbound traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one. This work is being done to facilitate drainage installation in the area as part of work on the Milton Proby... more »
October 13, 2010 4:20 PM
The Milton E. Proby Parkway Construction Project will have an impact on traffic at Academy Blvd. and Drennan Rd. tonight.
Northbound traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one from 7:30 p.m. until 6 a.m.
The speed limit in the construction zone is 35 mph. Speeding fines... more »
October 11, 2010 1:33 PM
A seven-mile stretch of Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs is now open between Florissant an Divide. The closure allowed road crews to quickly replace a 73-year-old bridge.
The bridge work took only four days. The Colorado Department of Transportation had alloted two weeks for the work, but SEMA... more »
September 29, 2010 7:20 PM
In Canon City, an off-duty police officer pulls his gun on a couple after a road rage incident. Now the cop is in trouble with the law. Officer William Martinez was allegedly tail-gating the couple in his personal car. The incident happened on Oak Creek Grade Rd. on June 18.... more »
September 10, 2010 7:30 PM
The Colorado Department of Transportation will be crack sealing on Interstate 25 in the Air Force Academy and Monument area beginning next week.
Only one lane will be open northbound or southbound I-25, beginning about one mile north of Interquest Parkway and continuing north to County Line Road. That's... more »
September 10, 2010 5:12 PM
Rock removal from steep slopes along Highway 24 west of Manitou Springs will cause traffic delays for the next few weeks.
Starting on Monday, September 13, and continuing through Friday, September 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., westbound U.S. 24 will be closed to traffic and eastbound U.S.... more »
September 1, 2010 8:19 AM
Authorities say a second suspected illegal marijuana growing site has been found in the mountains north of Boulder.
Boulder County sheriff's Cmdr. Rick Brough says the second site found Tuesday is larger than one found nearby Monday that had about 3,500 marijuana plants, estimated to be worth a half... more »
August 25, 2010 2:50 PM
The Milton E. Proby Parkway Project will prompt delays in Colorado Springs Thursday and Friday.
Trucks will be entering and exiting the southbound shoulder on Academy Boulevard just south of Drennan Road for temporary paving work. Flaggers will be there 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The $55.4 million... more »
July 28, 2010 8:28 AM
Heavy rains in southwest Colorado have caused rock slides, closing part of a highway.
San Miguel County spokeswoman Jennifer Dinsmore says rocks and debris about 4 feet high slid onto Colorado 145 between Norwood and Telluride Tuesday. No cars were trapped and no one was injured.
The slide... more »
July 19, 2010 7:53 PM
Pueblo County Sheriff Deputies will continue to look for more human bones this week. A rancher discovered a skull on his property on Friday. The rancher says he saw something white in his field and thought it was "a ball." The rancher, who didn't want to be identified, lives on... more »
July 16, 2010 1:05 PM
Colorado Springs Police says a 2-year-old boy who was killed Thursday night on Highway 24 near Garrett Rd., wandered up to 300 feet away from his home. Officers say the boy's guardians thought the other one was watching the child. The family had just returned home from running errands. The... more »
June 28, 2010 8:05 PM
Those who live around Lake Ave. in Pueblo will tell you old buildings and few improvements over the years have given it a bad reputation, but now big plans are underway to attract more businesses and outdoor enthusiasts. Before I-25 was built, Lake Ave. was alive with business. "With restaurants... more »
June 16, 2010 1:47 PM
Residents, businesses representatives and other interested people are invited to be a part of the Academy Boulevard Corridor Great Streets Plan. This phase of the process is focusing on Academy from Maizeland Road to Drennan Road.
A public meeting will be held June 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in... more »
June 16, 2010 11:32 AM
Colorado Springs Utilities has a natural gas project underway on Garden of the Gods Road, which is impacting traffic.
This week, the turn lane onto Elkton Drive from eastbound Garden of the Gods Road is closed, along with the northernmost through lane on eastbound Garden of the Gods Road,... more »
June 15, 2010 6:12 PM
Rescuers from El Paso County Search and Rescue along with investigators from the Colorado Springs Police Department found a body this morning off Rampart Range Road.
The Police Department received information Monday about a dead body, but found nothing until Tuesday. The dead person is an adult man, and... more »