Tag Archives: Colorado Department of Transportation

State’s Traffic Fatality Rate Increases

CDOTAccording to a report released yesterday by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the total number of motor vehicle fatalities in Colorado increased for the second time in seven years in Continue reading

All Routes to Denver to Include Delays this Summer

C-DOTMoffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe, yesterday, announced that the Colorado Department of Transportation will be working on all routes to Denver over the next year. Grobe Continue reading

Nearly 8,000 DUI Arrests Made in 2014

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300The new year brought new problems for 329 Colorado drivers arrested for impaired driving over New Year’s Eve DUI enforcement, that ran between December 30th and January 5th. In addition, preliminary reports from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicate that there were 153 impaired driving fatalities in Continue reading

Post-Holiday Traffic Expected to be Heavy

C-DOTTransportation officials are reminding motorists to expect heavy traffic in many areas of the state over the next couple of weekends. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, Continue reading

CPW reminds Motorists to Watch for Wildlife

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife reminds motorists to be on the lookout for migrating wildlife. Although winter weather is settling in, it is still autumn, the breeding season for elk, deer and moose. Males will pursue mates aggressively and may not be inhibited by traffic. Wildlife officials add that because bears are especially active during fall as Continue reading

State Workers get High Pay

DOLLAR-SIGN-#3More than 1,700 of Colorado’s highest-paid state employees are making more than $100,000 a year. An analysis of state employee compensation shows the judicial branch tops the list with nearly 500 employees in that salary range. The Colorado Department of Transportation has about 160 employees making Continue reading

Colorado Airports Losing Funding

yampa-airport-signOfficials at Colorado’s 74 public-use airports, including Yampa Valley Regional Airport, are facing huge cuts in a funding source they depend on for fire protection and other programs. The cuts are being blamed on a drop in aviation fuel prices and fuel demand. More than $19 million was awarded this year through a state grant Continue reading

CPW Reminds Motorists about Increased Wildlife Activity on Highways

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks and Wildlife reminds Coloradans that daylights-saving time ends November 2nd. As we fall back to an earlier end of the day, motorists should be on the lookout for migrating wildlife. Fall is the breeding season for elk, deer and moose and males will pursue mates aggressively and may not be inhibited by traffic. In addition, as they migrate from Continue reading

C-DOT Reminds Residents of Campaign Sign Restrictions

CDOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding people that there are certain restrictions that must be followed when posting campaign signs. The signs are not allowed in a Continue reading

Authorities Warn Motorists of Vehicle Vs. Wildlife Potential

deer on road 300The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol are reminding motorists to avoid collisions with wildlife by slowing down. This time of year deer, elk, bears and other wildlife are on the move, deer and elk coming down from the mountains to warmer territory, and bears, foraging for food as they Continue reading

C-DOT to Use Different Method for Triggering Avalanches

AVALANCHE WARNINGThe U.S. Forest Service has approved the use of remote-controlled blasters to trigger small snowslides in an attempt to keep big avalanches from blocking Berthoud Pass near Winter Park Continue reading

C-DOT Suspends Road Projects for the Weekend

CDOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation has suspended construction projects across the state in anticipation of heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend. Heavier than normal weekend traffic is expected on Interstate Continue reading