Colorado Department of Transportation

Storm closes Red Mountain Pass; work scheduled on Molas, Coal Bank passes

A snowstorm that pushed into Southwest Colorado on Thursday night strengthened Friday, creating chaotic conditions on mountain passes and forcing several road closures. As the storm reached...

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

Large boulder falls onto U.S. Highway 550 near Coal Bank Pass

A “very, very large” boulder fell onto U.S. Highway 550 near Coal Bank Pass on Monday afternoon, and though no one was injured, the Colorado Department of Transportation says it is a good reminder...

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

High Bridge project reduces traffic to one lane in each direction

Traffic will be decreased to one lane in each direction for the remainder of the year on the High Bridge on South Camino del Rio, just north of the Walmart in Durango. Drivers will experience...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taxpayers will pay to remove truck crash debris north of Durango

Taxpayers will have to foot the bill to clean up the lingering mess of a crashed truck on U.S. Highway 550 near Cascade Creek after the Texas-based trucking company responsible for the incident...

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

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

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