Colorado Department of Transportation

Last grant needed to complete Hwy. 550 realignment is secured

The final funding piece to connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” with U.S. Highway 550 has arrived in the form of a $1 million state grant. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs awarded the $1 million...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mudslides close U.S. Highway 550 briefly north of Durango

U.S. Highway 550 closed briefly Thursday afternoon between Honeyville and the intersection with East Animas Road (County Road 250) for mudslides triggered by heavy rains on the 416 Fire burn scar...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Transportation to begin two road projects outside Durango

The Colorado Department of Transportation will start two roadwork projects Monday, one on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango and another – which was postponed because of the 416 Fire – on U.S....

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New bus line will connect Durango and Grand Junction

A new bus service will start this weekend to connect Durango with Grand Junction and, as a result, to the Front Range. The Colorado Department of Transportation on Saturday will expand its...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck driver dies on Wolf Creek Pass

A 30-year-old truck driver from Florida died last weekend after plunging more than 125 feet off Wolf Creek Pass on U.S. Highway 160. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the truck, a...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado transportation officials propose $550M I-70 tunnel

FRISCO, Colo. – Colorado transportation officials say they want to alleviate congestion and improve safety on a popular mountain highway by boring a new three-lane tunnel for traffic heading from...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

CDOT plans to break ground next year on interchange project

Work to connect the Bridge to Nowhere with U.S. Highway 550 could start in 2019, state highway officials say. The $99.6 million realignment of the highway will eliminate Farmington Hill, a steep...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 550 road project to begin Monday on Red Mountain Pass

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Main Electric will begin a lighting improvement project Monday on the U.S. Highway 550 snow shed tunnel. The project will take place about 8...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road work starts Monday, lasts all summer, east of Pagosa Springs

Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor A&S Construction Services will start a four-month pavement resurfacing project Monday on a 14.3-mile section of U.S. Highway 160, from mile...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

As La Plata County grows, ‘rush hour’ may become a real concern

Durango’s “rush hour” isn’t much by big city standards, but given the expected population boom, this relatively remote pocket of Southwest Colorado could be in for a rude awakening. “We’re pretty...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian fatalities hit all-time high in Colorado

The number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has grown substantially faster than all other traffic deaths in recent years, including in Colorado where pedestrian fatalities reached an...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Delays expected on Red Mountain Pass

Drivers can expect delays Friday on Red Mountain Pass as a crew installs a drain under U.S. Highway 550 to prevent further damage caused by snowmelt. The Colorado Department of Transportation crew...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News