Colorado Department of Transportation

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

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

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