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147 People Have Died Not Wearing A Seatbelt

CDOTSeat belt usage continues to be an issue in Colorado. According to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Transportation, as of September 20th, 147 people have died in car crashes this year in 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

Highway 13 Closed Tuesday

highway-13-smallHighway 13 south of Craig will be closed tomorrow for construction 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 Continue reading

Make Sure Your Children Are Properly Restrained

cps-weekThe Colorado Department of Transportation and the State Patrol are participating in National Child Passenger Safety Week which started yesterday and will run through Saturday. As part of the week CDOT is raising awareness about child passenger safety laws and the importance of properly protecting children with booster seats and seat belts. Last year in Colorado eight children under the age of 12 died in car crashes. 6 of the 8 that 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

Nearly 1,000 Arrested Over Labor Day Weekend

DUI946 drivers were arrested during the Labor Day DUI crackdown in Colorado. This according to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Transportation. In 2015 25% of alcohol related fatalities occurred in August and September. The Labor Day DUI Crackdown puts Colorado law 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

I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Open Thursday

I-70 HelicopterThursday’s planned closure of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon that would have diverted traffic through Meeker, Craig, Hayden, Steamboat and Oak Creek has been cancelled. The canyon was closed for helicopter operations associated with the ongoing rock fall mitigation project. Wednesdays ideal flying conditions allowed crews to Continue reading

Seat Belt Usage Lags In Rural Colorado

click-or-ticket-300Seat belt usage continues to be an issue in rural Colorado. During the recent “Click It or Ticket” campaign, conducted in the rural areas of the state at the end of last month, nearly 1,200 drivers and passengers were issued citations for not wearing seat belts, and 45 were cited for an improperly restrained child. Numbers show that rural Coloradans consistently Continue reading

Help Shape Travel In Colorado

CDOTIn an effort to continue adapting the states travel plan, and determine where to most effectively spend state funding, the Colorado Department of Transportation is taking comments for their “Together We Go” program. The program is intended to be a forum for communication between the state and the public, where 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