Colorado Department of Transportation

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Winter weather returns to high country

The calendar may show it’s spring, but a late March snow storm has brought winter back to the high country and rain to lower elevations. Just before 2 p.m. Thursday, the chain law was put into in...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado transportation funding bill clears first committee

DENVER – After a late night of hearing public testimony and considering multiple amendments, a legislative committee gave first approval to the state’s major transportation bill Thursday morning....

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Transportation funding bill goes before first committee

DENVER – The state’s big transportation deal went before a committee Wednesday night in the Colorado General Assembly, and turnout from people who are concerned showed something must be done to fix...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Junction Creek Bridge damage discovered

The Junction Creek Bridge on U.S. Highway 550 in the north business corridor will be repaired after crews discovered damage while working on a rehabilitation project. Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Push for public transit goes to rural towns

Demand for public transit is growing in Southwest Colorado, but state funding to support it is lacking, according to local agencies and a January report by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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CDOT lays out details of roadwork on main corridor through Durango

A plan to smooth and resurface U.S. Highway 160 and north Main Avenue sparked some questions Thursday evening at a Colorado Department of Transportation meeting about conflicts with business and...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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CDOT hosts open house Thursday on highway improvements

Herald Staff Report An open house to provide information about an upcoming highway improvement project on U.S. Highways 160 and 550 through Durango is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez man who died in crash with snowplow identified

A 50-year-old man from Cortez has been identified as the driver who died Sunday after his vehicle collided with a Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow near Dolores. Colorado State Patrol...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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1 dead in snowplow-truck collision on Colorado 184

One person was killed Sunday afternoon when a truck collided with a Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow on Colorado Highway 184 near Dolores. Colorado State Patrol spokesman Tim...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Snow slides onto U.S. Highway 550 near Lime Creek Road

A small snow “slip” landed on part of U.S. Highway 550 near Lime Creek Road on Tuesday, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is cautioning motorists of the increased risk of snowslides as...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango Police make 11 DUI arrests during Snowdown weekend

Local law enforcement agencies followed suit with statewide efforts to ramp up DUI enforcement for the Super Bowl weekend, which just so happened to coincide with Snowdown. Across the state, the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado legislators seek common ground on transportation funding

DENVER – Democratic leadership in the Colorado House of Representatives drew a line in the sand Wednesday on what they will or will not sacrifice in the quest to resolve the state’s transportation...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional news