Colorado Department of Transportation

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after avalanche mitigation

UPDATED: Avalanche control work was completed as of 7:34 a.m. The Colorado Department of Transportation will conduct avalanche mitigation beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 160 over Wolf...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowslide hits Colorado Highway 145 near Trout Lake; avalanche threat ‘high’

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting avalanche mitigation today on Colorado Highway 145 from north of Rico to Ophir. The highway could have intermittent closures of 30 minutes or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

CDOT: Don’t park in avalanche areas

Backcountry skiers and snowboarders: Don’t park your car in avalanche paths. That’s the message from the Colorado Department of Transportation. With recent storms blanketing the San Juan Mountains...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Major snowstorm rings in 2019 for Southwest Colorado

It’s only fitting that on the last day of 2018 – which was one of the worst drought years in recorded history – a snowstorm would dump on Southwest Colorado. That’s exactly what happened. And what...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 550 closures on Red Mountain expected through weekend

Four more days of lengthy closures are required for emergency cliff work on Red Mountain Pass, which will affect traffic on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, depending on snow activity....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT plans to deploy new tow plow this winter

Maintenance crews responsible for highways at lower elevations are looking forward to using their new snowplow. The Colorado Department of Transportation introduced two new pieces of equipment to...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Early dusk increases wildlife collision danger

With Daylight Saving Time ending early Sunday, Colorado residents will lose an hour of sunlight in the evenings, which means wildlife movement at dusk will likely conflict with high rush-hour...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ahead of November vote, CDOT promotes road projects with media blitz

The Colorado Department of Transportation has flooded its social media accounts with posts about unfunded construction projects ahead of an election that asks voters to consider increasing the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 550 realignment construction planned for late 2019

Construction to connect U.S. highways 550 and 160 using the so called Bridge to Nowhere could start in late 2019. The $98.6 million project will require about two years to complete, said Mike...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lengthy closures expected next week on Red Mountain Pass

Drivers traveling over Red Mountain Pass will experience lengthy closures Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, while Colorado Department of Transportation crews repair cliff wall netting above U.S....

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Want upgrades to U.S. Highway 160? CDOT says more funding would help

U.S. Highway 160 from Elmore’s Corner to Bayfield needs turning lanes, wider shoulders and other safety improvements that will require between $55 million to $65 million to build. The Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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