Colorado Department of Transportation

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

Traffic fatalities up in La Plata County, Colorado in 2017

Fatalities on La Plata County’s roads increased the last three years, according to statistics released by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Fatalities across the state are also up. In...

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

Next time it snows, highway department wants drivers to avoid snowplows

Colorado Department of Transportation asks travelers to be aware of snowplow operations throughout the state as maintenance crews work to keep roads clear during and after snowstorms. “Every...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm dumps foot of snow in high country, few inches in Durango

A winter weather advisory remained in effect until 2 p.m. Sunday for the San Juan Mountains, where a winter storm dumped about a foot of snow overnight. Snow continued to fall Sunday morning on the...

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

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