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Truck Hauling Asphalt Rolls Near Phippsburg

Asphalt Truck 2016A semi hauling a tanker of hot asphalt crashed Tuesday morning on CO 131 near Phippsburg. 52-year-old Ronald Bell from Parachute was driving the semi when the rear tires of the trailer went off the highway, causing the entire unit to be pulled off the road and rolled onto its side.  Fortunately the asphalt was contained inside the tanker.  Bell was Continue reading

Labor Day DUI Crackdown Underway

DUIColorado police officers began their annual Labor Day DUI crackdown Friday. The Increased DUI enforcement will last through Tuesday September 6th. The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies to take as many impaired drivers off the roads as possible. During last years Continue reading

Don’t Participate In This “Killer Habit”

distracted-drivingWith a rash of accidents attributed to distracted driving occurring across the state, The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a “Killer Habit” ad campaign to shine light on the issue. Last year in Colorado nearly 16,000 distracted driving accidents occurred, Continue reading

CDOT Cancels I-70 Closure Thursday

CDOTI-70 through Glenwood Canyon will be open Thursday. The Colorado Department of Transportation has cancelled helicopter operations due to unsafe wind conditions in the area. The canyon will be closed at a later Continue reading

I-70 Closed Wednesday And Thursday

glenwood canyon rock fall feb 16 1I-70 through Glenwood Canyon will be closed for a period of time this week, again diverting traffic through Northwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of Transportation will be closing the Canyon highway Wednesday and Thursday between 9:30 and 3:30 each day to allow a helicopter to be utilized for the rock fall mitigation project. Traffic Continue reading

Construction On Highway 13 North of Craig

CDOTRoad work on Highway 13 North of Craig begins today. Crews will resurface the road, work on the shoulders, replace guard rails, and repair culverts under Fortification Creek Bridge. Construction will take place from 7 to 7 Monday Continue reading

Beware Of The Beltless: Buckle Up Colorado

buckle upTo address people not wearing seat belts across the state, the Colorado Department of Transportation launched their “Beware of the Beltless” campaign yesterday. Numbers show 15% of people in Colorado do not wear a seat belt while in a vehicle, and more than half of the passengers that died in accidents last year were not wearing seat belts. Not wearing your seat belt not only puts you at risk, but people traveling with you Continue reading

Colorado Cops Look For Distracted Drivers

distracted-drivingThe Colorado State Patrol has increased their distracted driving enforcement now through the weekend. In 2015 in Colorado, 17 deaths were attributed to cell phone usage, and nationally 60% of crashes involving Continue reading

National Distracted Drivers Awareness Month In CO

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month. The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol are joining the national effort by conducting a high-visibility distracted driving enforcement period that will begin Friday April 8th, and run through Sunday, April Continue reading

Highway 13 Bridge Closed Today

CDOTThe Highway 13 bridge that crosses the Yampa River just south of Craig will be fully closed now through 8 tonight for repairs. The Yampa River Bridge project is scheduled to be completed in November. Southbound Continue reading

Colorado 13 Closed Wednesday

CDOTColorado 13 just south of Craig will be closed this Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. to allow the Colorado Department of Transportation to work on the bridge over the Yampa River.  The Yampa River Bridge repair project began in July last year, and is scheduled to be completed in November.  The detour routes are listed below. Continue reading

I-70 Closures Today and Tomorrow

CDOTIf you have travel plans that will take you through the Glenwood Canyon area in the next couple of days you need to be aware of some closures that will be occurring in the area. Eastbound I-70 will be fully closed tonight from Continue reading