Colorado Department of Transportation

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

On the precipice of opening

After almost a month of dawn-to-dusk, seven-days-a-week work, Colorado Department of Transportation crews are aiming to open Red Mountain Pass on Monday or Tuesday. “It’s been so hard,” said Nancy...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow may complicate travel

Travel north of Durango by any route may be tricky the next few days as a major snowstorm that arrived overnight Wednesday is forecast to drop a lot of snow in the high country. Forecasters with...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews defang rocky pass

Seventy-three miles north of Durango, just south of Ouray, a mountain is falling. On Jan. 12, an enormous slab of stone, quartzite, according to Colorado Department of Transportation geologists,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass closed indefinitely

An official with the Colorado Department of Transportation said Wednesday that Red Mountain Pass is closed indefinitely as crews work to stabilize falling rock that first cut off traffic on U.S....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new driving force

Sidny Zink prefers not to use the term “Bridge to Nowhere” to describe the $47 million interchange east of Durango that spans U.S. Highway 160, even though that’s how locals refer to it. “I’m not...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

State worker hit, police seek driver

The Colorado State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of a pickup that struck a state worker early Monday between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs. The victim was described as...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bondad boom!

BONDAD – A contractor hired by the Colorado Department of Transportation on Tuesday brought down a huge chunk of the landmark rock formation on Bondad Hill along U.S. Highway 550 just north of the...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zink named to transportation panel

Durango accountant Sidny K. Zink was named Thursday to the State Transportation Commission. She will replace Steve Parker of Durango, who had served in the post since August 2001. Commissioners...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public skeptical of 550-160 project

A Colorado Department of Transportation plan to ease congestion at the intersection of U.S. Highway 550-U.S. Highway 160 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Durango received a lot of second-guessing...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Back to the drawing board

Plans to connect U.S. Highway 550 to a $47 million interchange that includes the so-called “Bridge to Nowhere” have been delayed again while an engineering firm considers yet another proposal for...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Bridge to Nowhere heading to somewhere?

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Friday it plans to realign U.S. Highway 550 across a private ranch and connect it to U.S. Highway 160 by a $47 million interchange that includes...

DATE: July 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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