Colorado Department of Transportation

Flow study says it works

Disgruntled drivers still are complaining about the changes made to the area between Ninth Street and Santa Rita Drive this summer, but a study says the route is more efficient for drivers. The...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traffic signal is finally a ‘go’

A Colorado Department of Transportation crew repaired a traffic signal control cabinet at Main Avenue and 25th Street on Monday after it was hit by a vehicle a day earlier. The cabinet – a...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who will show them the money?

The various stakeholders tentatively have agreed on a route for the realignment of U.S. Highway 550 – something some locals who call the first stage of the project “The Bridge to Nowhere” – doubted...

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

Road access plan nears its end

The town of Bayfield, La Plata County and the Colorado Department of Transportation are nearing completion of the Highway 160 Access Control Plan. The three entities hosted a public open house...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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