Tag Archives: Colorado Department of Transportation

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

Troopers Increase DUI Patrols Around Work Zones

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) encourage all bar hoppers, concert goers, campers, backyard BBQ partiers, festival celebrators and everyone in between to plan ahead with a safe way to and from those activities. Law enforcement agencies Continue reading

Dump Truck Driver Crashes into I-70 Bridge

Vehicle-Accident-300A 53-year-old Grand Junction man was seriously injured Tuesday night when the dump truck he was driving crashed into an Interstate 70 bridge. At about 9:30 Tuesday night, Steven Bounds was driving a large construction dump truck on Highway 6 near Dotsero. The initial investigation has implied Continue reading

Culvert Project in Routt County Will Cause Delays

C-DOT-300A culvert project gets underway in Routt County today.  The Colorado Department of Transportation has partnered with Continue reading

C-Dot to Start Highway Work in Craig Monday

CDOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning a resurfacing project on State Highway 13, near the intersection of US 40.  The first phase of the project will involve Continue reading