Colorado Department of Transportation

Drivers dodge, swerve and – #$@%*! – to avoid potholes

Wet weather and freezing temperatures are wreaking havoc on roads across the region, taking a toll on vehicles. Drivers are forced to dodge potholes on both sides of the road for about half a mile...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to close at noon Monday

U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass will be closed starting at noon Monday as crews conduct avalanche control work and clear snow from the road. The Colorado Department of Transportation sent out...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche closes U.S. 550 at Red Mountain Pass

A avalanche about 10 miles north of Silverton closed U.S. Highway 550 at mile marker 80. The road has since reopened. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman with the Colorado Department of Transportation,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mitigating avalanches no easy task on San Juan Skyway

On the morning of March 5, 1992, a massive avalanche tumbled down a slide path on Red Mountain Pass just south of Ouray, burying two Colorado Department of Transportation employees. The pair were...

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

CDOT awarded $1.25 million for Red Mountain Pass work

The Colorado Department of Transportation on Wednesday was awarded $1.25 million to pay back funds used to repair U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass from rock and mudslide damage in summer 2018....

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

Four mountain passes to close Thursday morning for avalanche blasting

The Colorado Department of Transportation is preparing to close mountain passes north and east of Durango to mitigate for avalanches in the high country. Wolf Creek Pass east of Durango and Coal...

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

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after avalanche mitigation

UPDATED: Avalanche control work was completed as of 7:34 a.m. The Colorado Department of Transportation will conduct avalanche mitigation beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 160 over Wolf...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowslide hits Colorado Highway 145 near Trout Lake; avalanche threat ‘high’

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting avalanche mitigation today on Colorado Highway 145 from north of Rico to Ophir. The highway could have intermittent closures of 30 minutes or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

CDOT: Don’t park in avalanche areas

Backcountry skiers and snowboarders: Don’t park your car in avalanche paths. That’s the message from the Colorado Department of Transportation. With recent storms blanketing the San Juan Mountains...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Major snowstorm rings in 2019 for Southwest Colorado

It’s only fitting that on the last day of 2018 – which was one of the worst drought years in recorded history – a snowstorm would dump on Southwest Colorado. That’s exactly what happened. And what...

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

U.S. Highway 550 closures on Red Mountain expected through weekend

Four more days of lengthy closures are required for emergency cliff work on Red Mountain Pass, which will affect traffic on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, depending on snow activity....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT plans to deploy new tow plow this winter

Maintenance crews responsible for highways at lower elevations are looking forward to using their new snowplow. The Colorado Department of Transportation introduced two new pieces of equipment to...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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