Colorado Department of Transportation

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

‘Arc of History’ to land in Durango’s new intersection

After hours of debate in an upstairs conference room of Durango Public Library, the Durango Public Arts Commission on Friday decided to award Tom Holmes $25,000 to build “Arc of History.” The...

DATE: April 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commission to pick winner of public art contest today

The Durango Public Arts Commission allowed residents to comment on three finalists’ ideas for a new piece of public art, and a selection panel will vote on the winner today. Durango residents gave...

DATE: April 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prepare for more lane closures this week

Commuters going west to the Durango Tech Center will face some lane closures this week as road work continues at the DoubleTree Hotel intersection. Half-road closures are expected to affect drivers...

DATE: March 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain rockslide documented

A rock slab the size of a football field sliding down the mountain. Helicopters landing on one skid to drop off passengers. Expert climbers scaling a cliff while mountain sheep knock off rocks...

DATE: March 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can you go with the flow?

Drivers attempting to navigate traffic where U.S. highways 160 and 550 merge – commonly referred to as the DoubleTree intersection – may experience less congestion after the completion of a nearly...

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

Red Mountain Pass opens

The Colorado Department of Transportation says U.S. Highway 550 near Ouray will be open 24 hours a day after crews cleared a rockslide that closed Red Mountain Pass on Jan. 12. CDOT spokeswoman...

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

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