Colorado Department of Transportation

Remember, drivers: Safety first on wintery roads

The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging all motorists in the Southwest to ready their vehicles for the dangers of winter driving. If forecasts with the National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge to Nowhere may link to 550

After more than a decade of planning and three years after the completion of the Grandview Interchange, the realignment of U.S. Highway 550 is moving a critical step closer to completion....

DATE: Nov. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT signal work to take place Sunday

Expect traffic delays Sunday morning while signal repairs are done at Ninth and 27th streets. The Colorado Department of Transportation will shut down the traffic signal at Ninth Street and Camino...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mailbox can be ingenious, but think safety first

Mailboxes along state or federal highways probably don’t come to mind immediately as traffic hazards. But the Colorado Department of Transportation is conscious of them before embarking on highway...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 3 work period extended

The stabilization of the shale and sandstone cliff along Colorado Highway 3 south of Durango will extend into December. An earlier estimate that the work would end Nov. 18 was too optimistic, Nancy...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bondad Hill lane is clear

The boulder that was blocking a northbound lane on U.S. Highway 550 on Bondad Hill has been cleared, and all lanes are now open. “We were able to keep two lanes open most of the day,” said Nancy...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boulders on Highway 550 near Bondad

A rockfall on U.S. Highway 550 on Bondad Hill south of Durango has limited northbound traffic to one lane. “This afternoon at about 2:15 p.m., we had large rocks come down on Bondad Hill, estimated...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 3 rockfall project on schedule

The contractor on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s project to reduce danger from falling rocks on Colorado Highway 3 has finished all planned rock scaling. Crews are now hauling away...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are we guinea pigs for newfangled traffic devices?

The point where U.S. highways 550 and 160 part ways at the DoubleTree Hotel in Durango is the only continuous-flow intersection on the state highway system. The configuration reduces three traffic...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work planned at Walmart intersection

A repaving project at the north and south entrances of Dominguez Drive at Camino del Rio will start tonight. Crews will work from 7 p.m. to midnight to remove asphalt. Resurfacing is scheduled to...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Like a rolling stone

Dangling from climbing ropes, rock scalers pried loose huge boulders above Colorado Highway 3 this week as part of the most extensive project ever done at the site. The constant erosion of the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Newest ‘lake’ has little potential for recreation

What’s up with Durango’s newest reservoir? It’s located at the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, just south of the Welcome to Historic Durango sign. Is the city drafting a Recreation Master Plan...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2014 | COLUMN: Action Line

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