Tag Archives: Colorado Department of Transportation

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

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

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

Highway 64 Closed Near Rangely

CDOTHighway 64 near Rangely will be closed Wednesday to allow crews to work on a rock scaling project. There are concerns about the stability of a large rock slab in the area so crews will be working to secure it. The duration of the closure will depend on the Continue reading

Detoured Traffic To Continue Through NW Colorado

glenwood canyon rock fall feb 16 1I-70 through Glenwood Canyon will remain closed at least through midday tomorrow following a rock slide that damaged the roadway and left massive boulders on the highway. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to begin moving traffic though the canyon sometime tomorrow by operating a single-lane alternating traffic pattern that could remain in place for several days while repairs and rock stabilization continues. Yesterday, crews began the process of evaluating the walls of the Continue reading

CDOT Begins Weekly Memorial To People Killed In Crashes

memorial signA new program instituted by the Colorado Department of Transportation, which began this week, will display a weekly tally of the year-to-date deaths on Colorado roadways. Every Wednesday through the end of 2016 the memorial messages will be paired with safety messages aimed at reducing crashes on digital message signs on highways across the state. According to preliminary data, fatalities in the state are up more than 11 percent, from Continue reading

Tolls Begin Saturday On I-70 Mountain Express

I70 SIGNThe High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) today announced that toll collection will begin on the eastbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane this Saturday, Dec. 19. The lane, which runs 13 miles from Empire to Idaho Springs, opened Dec. 13 with all tolls waived, allowing drivers to learn how to use the lane and for CDOT to test equipment. Continue reading

C-DOT Reinstates Doubled Fines in Wildlife Zones

deer on road 300Motorists on some stretches of northwest Colorado highways will be slapped with doubled fines when caught speeding under a resumed effort to cut down on collisions with wildlife. The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it is reinstating increased fines in wildlife zones. Fines will be Continue reading

CPW Warns Drivers to Watch for Wildlife

colorado parksAs November 1st brings an end to daylight savings time, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds Colorado motorists of the higher risk of being involved in a wildlife-related accident. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, November sees more car accidents involving wildlife than any other Continue reading

C-DOT Urges Use of Personal Breathalyzers

breathalyzerTechnology may be the answer to curbing the amount of drinking and driving in Colorado. Through widespread use of personal breathalyzers, which provide an estimate of one’s blood-alcohol level, people across the state will have the ability to make safe and responsible decisions when they’re drinking. And with Continue reading

DUI Fall Enforcement Campaign Underway

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is ready to crank up the heat on drunk drivers with the statewide Fall Festivals DUI enforcement period. Working with the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies, CDOT’s The Heat Is On campaign launched the DUI crackdown Friday. It continues Continue reading

C-DOT Continues Work on Highway 13

C-DOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation will continue work on Highway 13 between Craig and Meeker next week. There are two projects underway on the stretch, including bridgework Continue reading