Colorado Department of Transportation

Paving to start between Hesperus and Mancos Hill

Wednesday will be a busy day in the summer transportation construction season: Paving will begin on the nine-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 160 between Hesperus and Mancos Hill, and the Santa...

DATE: July 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez considers removing dangerous, blighted properties

The city of Cortez is exploring the possibility of budgeting funds in 2016 to demolish blighted and abandoned properties that pose a public safety threat. At the July 13 Cortez City Council...

DATE: July 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new vision for Durango’s north Main Avenue

Better sidewalks, more greenery and bike lanes are all part of a new vision for north Main Avenue. The draft plan, which covers the avenue from 14th Street to Animas View Drive, was compiled by...

DATE: June 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT starts work on wildlife underpass

Mangled deer, raccoons and skunks are a common sight on area highways, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is building a wildlife underpass over the next year to help mitigate the...

DATE: June 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect delays on U.S. Highway 160

The Colorado Department of Transportation began resurfacing U.S. Highway 160 west of Hesperus on May 10, but beginning Monday, the project is expected to begin causing traffic delays. The area...

DATE: June 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife underpass to divert animals

With a focus on maintaining infrastructure, the Colorado Department of Transportation has an estimated $94 million in roadwork planned for Region 5 this summer and fall. The two largest new...

DATE: June 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

An unattended Mazda pickup rolls off Red Mountain Pass

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close U.S. Highway 550, starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, to remove a vehicle that plunged into the Uncompahgre River canyon Friday. An unattended 2000...

DATE: May 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best to buckle your seat belt

A new Click It or Ticket campaign to issue citations for drivers not wearing a seat belts began Monday and will run through May 31. The campaign is sponsored by the Colorado State Patrol, local...

DATE: May 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Open house planned for north Main Avenue

Do you fear for your life crossing north Main Avenue? The city is looking to hear about the biggest problems along the avenue and some possible solutions at a Tuesday open-house meeting. Getting...

DATE: May 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Green light for a Bridge to Somewhere

The Federal Highway Administration signed off on a proposed route to connect U.S. Highway 550 with the Grandview interchange, enabling the Colorado Department of Transportation to begin designing...

DATE: April 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accidents prompt changes at Sawyer Drive intersection

The Colorado Department of Transportation has eliminated the flashing yellow left-turn signal phasing at busy times of the day at the intersection of Sawyer Drive and South Camino del Rio. The...

DATE: April 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town, CDOT seeking input on improving U.S. 160

As an east-west thoroughfare for the roughly 10,000 drivers who pass through Mancos each day, U.S. 160 serves its purpose. However, for those who work and live on either side of it, the highway is...

DATE: April 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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