Colorado Department of Transportation

Highway to hell

In 2002, a prisoner in Utah who had been reared in an unhappy succession of foster homes wrote a letter to The Durango Herald hoping to find his birth-sister. They’d been separated after his...

DATE: June 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect raffic delays this week on Highway 160/500 and Roosa Avenue

Work will continue this week on improvements to U.S. Highway 160/550 and the DoubleTree Hotel intersection. Drivers can expect some delays on the highway and Roosa Avenue.

DATE: June 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens for full traffic

Motorists bound for points north to Ouray and beyond, rejoice: Red Mountain Pass reopened to full traffic Thursday evening. For months, the Million Dollar Highway, a vital artery that connects...

DATE: June 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 work snarls traffic

Drivers can expect traffic delays for the remainder of the week just west of the DoubleTree Hotel intersection as the Colorado Department of Transportation constructs a new median. U.S. Highway 160...

DATE: June 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT campaign promotes safety

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s Red Thumb Reminder campaign to alert motorists to drive without distractions spread Wednesday to highway crews. Some workers painted a thumbnail red as a...

DATE: June 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

For cyclists, this green will mean a safer commute

Cyclists will now have an easier time navigating two of Durango’s busier intersections. Where Camino del Rio intersects Ninth Street and College Drive, cyclists can ride within new bright green...

DATE: May 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dual left turns reinstated at College and Camino

Road construction along Camino del Rio has progressed enough to allow the Colorado Department of Transportation to make changes to the signal at West College Drive and Camino del Rio. Starting...

DATE: May 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tempers flare at 0 mph

Sometimes terrible tragedies befall populations that are peculiarly, even poetically, ill-prepared to handle them. Like blizzards in balmy South Carolina, tornadoes in placid Mississippi and...

DATE: May 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drive carefully round the clock in work zone

The work hours along the Camino del Rio construction corridor are being extended during the next few days, and drivers will continue to need to drive with care and patience. The Colorado Department...

DATE: April 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Separate accidents snarl traffic in Highway 550-160 work zone

Because of a series of mishaps, traffic was limited to one lane in both directions on Camino del Rio at Ninth Street on Wednesday, but it was expected to return to normal this morning, officials...

DATE: April 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protect or curb?

The prairie dog, reviled by landowners and rejected in most parts for potential protection as a threatened or endangered species, nevertheless has the sympathy of at least one public body. Starting...

DATE: April 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Take your time tonight driving through 160/550

Drivers need to slow down and pay attention tonight as the signal at the U.S. Highway 160/550 intersection will be out from 7 p.m. until early-morning hours. “This is a safety concern,” said Nancy...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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