Colorado Department of Transportation

CDOT begins bridge fixes south of Durango

Repair work on three bridges will begin Sept. 23 south of Durango as part of a $2.6 million project expected to be complete in spring 2020. The project is part of the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid calls for preservation, CDOT says archaeological sites can’t be saved

New construction typically doesn’t bulldoze through a graveyard, so why is it OK for the Colorado Department of Transportation to destroy and pave over a large settlement of Native American ruins...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 repaving test sections will be studied

Motorists traveling on the 22-mile stretch of recently repaved road on U.S. Highway 160 from the eastern edge of Cortez to the top of Mancos Hill might have noticed coarse and smooth sections of...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal dollars to help pay for repairs of Highway 145

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner announced Wednesday nearly $1.5 million in U.S. Department of Transportation emergency relief funding for Colorado to rebuild infrastructure that was damaged by...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road crews will conduct night work on Camino del Rio next week

Night work on U.S. Highway 550/Camino del Rio, near Town Plaza, will result in traffic lane closures and delays next week. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for CDOT, said the work is part of the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado seat belt use hits record high at 88%

More drivers are wearing seat belts in Colorado than ever before. A survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation shows seat-belt use improved to 88.3% in 2019 from 86.3% in 2018. This is the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roosa Avenue Connect would add foot path, safety measures

Durango city officials hope to improve pedestrian safety, connectivity and accessibility on Roosa Avenue between Ninth Street and El Paso Street, in part, by adding a 10-foot-wide, shared-use path....

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trove of archaeological ruins unearthed south of Durango

A large, extensive network of Native American ruins was recently discovered just outside Durango on top of Florida Mesa, and it’s kind of blowing archaeologists’ minds. “As an archaeologist with...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis praises CDOT for Memorial Rock work

While visiting Southwest Colorado this week, Gov. Jared Polis stopped by Memorial Rock – the famous house-sized boulder that on May 24 wiped out a large section of Colorado Highway 145 northeast of...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More electric vehicles suited for Southwest Colorado expected to hit market

Drivers looking to buy a new electric vehicle are limited mostly to cars, but a new state rule could ensure more SUVs, Jeeps and other models better suited to the Southwest Colorado lifestyle are...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where sharing the road is most stressful, for cars and cyclists

Cycling can help cut carbon emissions and reduce traffic congestion, but when narrow roads force cyclists and cars to pass within inches of each other, it can cause tensions to run high and keep...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mudslide cleanup causes delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass

Herald Staff Report The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning travelers of delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass, north of Silverton. A mudslide occurred in the area between Forest Service...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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