Colorado Department of Transportation

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11 DUIs reported in La Plata County over Fourth of July weekend

Eleven people were arrested for DUIs in La Plata County over the Fourth of July weekend, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Transportation. Colorado State Patrol made seven...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Elementary road project underway

As part of the Bayfield Elementary School project, Bayfield School District will perform road improvements on County Road 501 through Aug. 21. The school district contractor will add turn lanes at...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislature mammoth compromise bill goes into effect

DENVER – The mammoth compromise effort of the 2017 legislative session, Senate Bill 267, goes into effect Saturday. Commonly referred to as a casserole or Christmas tree bill, meaning it has a...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Electronic wildlife detection system fizzles out east of Durango

An experimental wildlife-detection system installed nine years ago on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango has fallen into disrepair and is no longer operational. The $1 million system was designed to...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Truckers warned to ‘Beware the Wolf’ in Southwest Colorado

Mountain passes can be treacherous for semitrailer drivers, and one of worst in the state is in Southwest Colorado. In fact, the Colorado Department of Transportation has a “Beware the Wolf”...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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331 DUI arrests made in Colorado over Memorial Day Weekend

Authorities arrested 331 impaired drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence throughout Colorado over Memorial Day weekend. Four of those arrests were made by Troop 5A Durango of the...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Road work scheduled Wednesday and Thursday on Farmington Hill

Drivers can expect delays Wednesday and Thursday on a five-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 550, from Farmington Hill south to County Road 302. The two-day chip-and-seal project will cause delays from...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Road project in Durango misses targeted completion date

A 3-mile artery running through much of Durango remains under construction at the start of Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the tourist season. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Memorial Day DUI blitz active until Tuesday

A “Heat Is On” drunken driving enforcement campaign through the Memorial Day weekend, May 26-30, will be run by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Jeff Kuss memorial signs installed on Durango highway

Signs were installed Monday along Colorado Highway 3 to honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a Durango native who died in a jet crash while practicing with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The highway in south...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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CDOT: Cyclists, be safe in work areas

Cycling tours and race events arrive with the onset of warm spring weather for communities across the region, and roads become training grounds for many athletes. Colorado Department of...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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CDOT adds night-work hours to U.S. Highway 160, 550 project

Crews began scheduled night work of the concrete surface improvements on U.S. Highway 160 and U.S. Highway 550 last week to get the project completed by the end of May, weather permitting. The...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News