Colorado Department of Transportation

Pedestrian fatalities hit all-time high in Colorado

The number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has grown substantially faster than all other traffic deaths in recent years, including in Colorado where pedestrian fatalities reached an...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Delays expected on Red Mountain Pass

Drivers can expect delays Friday on Red Mountain Pass as a crew installs a drain under U.S. Highway 550 to prevent further damage caused by snowmelt. The Colorado Department of Transportation crew...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT selects Durango, Dolores and Cortez for sidewalk improvements

People with disabilities should find it easer to navigate sidewalks in coming years in Durango and across the state. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to spend $85 million to make...

DATE: March 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

St. Patrick’s Day weekend DUI blitz active through Monday

Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will conduct a heightened DUI enforcement period through Monday to keep roads safe from impaired drivers...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after fatal crash near scenic overlook

A 39-year-old Texas man was killed in a crash involving two pickups near the scenic overlook on Wolf Creek Pass about 4 p.m. Thursday. Trooper Gary Cutler, a spokesman with the Colorado State...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT will carry worker’s ashes from Denver to Pagosa Springs

Colorado Department of Transportation workers will carry the remains of fallen employee Nolan Olson from Denver to his hometown of Pagosa Springs on March 2. Olson, 64, was filling potholes Feb. 2...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Many fatal car crashes in La Plata County happen on U.S. Highway 160

Federal and state data show the majority of fatal car crashes in La Plata County happen on U.S. Highway 160. The 1,465-mile-long highway starts in Colorado at the New Mexico state line southwest of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow operations set for Friday at Red Mountain, Wolf Creek passes

Colorado Department of Transportation issued a travel advisory Thursday to notify Southwest Colorado motorists that maintenance crews will perform avalanche mitigation operations Friday on U.S....

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche work planned for Red Mountain Pass

The Colorado Department of Transportation will conduct avalanche mitigation work on U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass on Wednesday. Motorists traveling over Red Mountain Pass, between Silverton...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway worker hit by car suffered severe brain damage

A Colorado Department of Transportation worker who was struck by a vehicle last week west of Pagosa Springs suffered severe injuries to his legs and irreversible brain damage, according to a family...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT worker in serious condition after being struck on Highway 160

A 64-year-old Colorado Department of Transportation worker is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle last week west of Pagosa Springs. Nolan Olson was filling potholes Friday morning...

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

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