Tag Archives: CDOT

518 Intoxicated Drivers Arrested Over Thanksgiving

DUI518 impaired drivers were taken off the roads this year during the Thanksgiving Heat is on Campaign in Colorado. This was a significant increase from the 283 impaired drivers that were removed during the Thanksgiving enforcement period last year. Officials have attributed the increase to the Colorado State Patrol and Department of Transportation’s decision Continue reading

Thanksgiving DUI Enforcement Underway

DUIThe Thanksgiving Heat is On DUI Enforcement Campaign in Colorado begins Friday and will last through Monday the 28th. The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the State Patrol, and other local law enforcement, to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. 283 impaired drivers were arrested Continue reading

CDOT Considers Charging Drivers Per Mile

CDOTInstead of paying a gas tax, the Colorado Department of Transportation is considering charging Colorado drivers fees based on how many miles they drive.  CDOT could make this change in an effort to increase funds as they Continue reading

Highway 13 Open Wednesday Closed Thursday

highway-13-smallThe closure scheduled for Highway 13 south of Craig tomorrow has been cancelled. The highway will still be closed Thursday to allow construction to continue on the Yampa River Bridge. The highway will be closed Thursday from 7 am to 7 pm to allow crews to continue repairs. Detour routes will be in place for drivers in the Continue reading

Smart Phone Breathalyzers Could Prevent DUI’s

DUIA summer study conducted by the Colorado Department of Transportation found that smart phone breathalyzers were an effective method in preventing drinking and driving. C-DOT handed out smart phone breathalyzers to 225 participants this summer and received feedback on the experience. 84% of participants said that owning a smart phone breathalyzer lowered their risk of getting a D-U-I or D-W-A-I, and 82% agreed Continue reading

Highway 13 Closed Tuesday

highway-13-smallHighway 13 south of Craig will be closed tomorrow to allow construction to continue on the Yampa River Bridge. The highway will be closed from 7 am to 7 pm to allow crews to continue repairs. Detour routes will be in place for drivers in the area. Those routes are available Continue reading

Fall Festival DUI Campaign Underway

DUIThe Heat is on campaign’s Fall Festivals DUI enforcement period in Colorado started Friday and will run through October 24th. The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the State Patrol and other local law enforcement to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. So far this year 133 people have died in Continue reading

Highway 13 Closed Wednesday

CDOTHighway 13 south of Craig will be closed Wednesday for construction on the Yampa River Bridge. Detour routes will be in place for drivers in the area. Those routes are available below. Continue reading

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