Trove of archaeological ruins unearthed south of Durango

A large, extensive network of Native American ruins was recently discovered just outside Durango on top of Florida Mesa, and it’s kind of blowing archaeologists’ minds. “As an archaeologist with...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis praises CDOT for Memorial Rock work

While visiting Southwest Colorado this week, Gov. Jared Polis stopped by Memorial Rock – the famous house-sized boulder that on May 24 wiped out a large section of Colorado Highway 145 northeast of...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More electric vehicles suited for Southwest Colorado expected to hit market

Drivers looking to buy a new electric vehicle are limited mostly to cars, but a new state rule could ensure more SUVs, Jeeps and other models better suited to the Southwest Colorado lifestyle are...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where sharing the road is most stressful, for cars and cyclists

Cycling can help cut carbon emissions and reduce traffic congestion, but when narrow roads force cyclists and cars to pass within inches of each other, it can cause tensions to run high and keep...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mudslide cleanup causes delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass

Herald Staff Report The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning travelers of delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass, north of Silverton. A mudslide occurred in the area between Forest Service...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Rock damage repaired on Colorado 145

On May 24, a roadside attraction was created in seconds after two massive boulders tumbled 1,000 feet onto Colorado Highway 145, obliterating a section of highway northeast of Dolores. One boulder,...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tight budget forces CDOT to prioritize highway projects in Southwest Colorado

After Colorado voters refused to increase sales taxes to fund transportation in November, the state is homing in on smaller priority road construction projects to address safety concerns. The...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Transportation schedules busy work season

About $85 million will be spent on highway construction and traffic-improvement projects in south-central and Southwest Colorado this summer. The 30 projects, in 16 counties in Colorado Department...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT nears completion on three Durango-area projects

Colorado Department of Transportation crews and contractors have finished upgrading traffic signals at almost 20 locations in Durango and are close to completing improvements to multiple...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Improvements begin for U.S. Highway 491

An $11.2 million highway improvement project on U.S. Highway 160/491 has begun that will add passing lanes and a left-turn lane along a 2.5-mile stretch north of Towaoc. Alternating northbound and...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT warns about undetonated bombs from avalanche mitigation

If you come across what looks like an explosive device in the San Juan Mountains this summer, don’t touch it. The Colorado Department of Transportation is getting the word out that some explosives...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Land purchase ensures Bridge to Nowhere can connect to Hwy. 550

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the owners of property needed to realign U.S. Highway 550 in Grandview reached a $2.5 million settlement in a lawsuit last week allowing highway...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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