Colorado Department of Transportation

Green lights ahead for Highway 550 realignment with ‘Bridge to Nowhere’?

The Colorado Department of Transportation says all the funding pieces are in place to connect U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango with the Grandview interchange – known locally as the “Bridge to...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Tow plows’ to be used this winter in Southwest Colorado

This winter, if you see a snowplow in Southwest Colorado that looks like it’s jack-knifing, don’t be alarmed. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently announced it will add two “tow...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT invites area contractors to info session

Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Contractors Association and Connect2DOT will hold an information session for area contractors and subcontractors about planned construction work in...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Multiple funding sources may be needed to connect ‘Bridge to Nowhere’

A drawn-out effort to connect U.S. Highway 550 with the Bridge to Nowhere in Durango is gaining new traction with a complicated funding scheme that involves millions of federal, state and local...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camera shows wildlife using highway underpass east of Durango

A wildlife underpass completed late last year between Durango and Bayfield has proved to be a well-traveled thoroughfare for coyote, raccoons, mule deer and a few humans. A surveillance camera has...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smooth sailing on Molas Pass with completion of crib wall

Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Rock and Co. announced Thursday that crews have completed construction of two under-highway, downhill retaining walls, known as crib walls, on...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retaining wall work nears completion on Molas Pass

Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Rock and Co. announced that crews have finished the first of two under-highway downhill retaining walls, known as crib walls, on U.S. Highway...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT hiring snowplow drivers, maintenance workers

Colorado Department of Transportation is hiring permanent and seasonal full-time and part-time snowplow drivers and road maintenance workers across the state. Most positions starting in November....

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police investigate shooting between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs

An Archuleta County man says he shot and killed an intruder who attacked him with a knife Wednesday night in a remote area between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal funding cuts could affect local infrastructure, transportation

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal budget could be felt locally, with homeownership assistance, infrastructure construction and air service among the areas affected. Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Molas Pass road work on track for October completion

A road improvement project on U.S. Highway 550 just south of Silverton is on schedule for completion in mid-October, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. The project was...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge to Nowhere could receive $12 million grant

More than $12 million in grant money could be directed toward funding the Bridge to Nowhere interchange in Durango. On Thursday, Colorado’s U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner,...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News