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I-25 Resurfacing through Pueblo to begin in mid-April

I-25 Resurfacing through Pueblo to begin in mid-April

Interstate 25 Resurfacing in Pueblo to begin in mid-April Project Update April 8, 2024 – Southeastern Colorado – Motorists can expect lane and shoulder closures with delays Pueblo — The Colorado Department of Transportation, with its contract partner Martin Marietta, will begin work on Interstate 25 in Pueblo from Mile Point 92 to MP 102 on […]

Resurfacing project on US 160 from Kim to Pritchett to begin mid-April

Resurfacing project on US 160 from Kim to Pritchett to begin mid-April

Work to include new signage and shoulder widening Las Animas and Baca Counties — The Colorado Department of Transportation with its contract partner APC Southern will begin a highway resurfacing project on April 15 on US Highway 160 from Kim to Pritchett. Work will include the resurfacing of east and westbound lanes of US 160, […]

Structure upgrades to take place on US Highway 385 near CO 96

Structure upgrades to take place on US Highway 385 near CO 96

Motorists can expect lane and shoulder closures as well as speed reductions in the work zone Prowers County — The Colorado Department of Transportation and its contract partner Tricon 2, will begin work on US Highway 385 near the CO Highway 96 intersection. Work began March 27. The project consists of running elliptical pipe under […]

CDOT Announces US 50 improvements in Las Animas

CDOT Announces US 50 improvements in Las Animas

― Project Announcement ― US 50 Resurfacing and ADA Improvements in Las Animas to begin  in March Motorists should expect delays beginning March 18 Bent County — The Colorado Department of Transportation with its contract partner TLM Constructors will begin work on US Highway 50 in Las Animas on Monday, March 18 from Mile Post […]

State And Local Agencies To Share Plans For Safer Roads

State And Local Agencies To Share Plans For Safer Roads

Media Alert 712 lives lost on Colorado Roadways in 2023 State and local agencies gather to share plans for safer roads Statewide — Colorado traffic fatalities decreased by 7% in 2023 after a recording-setting year in 2022. Colorado transportation officials are hosting a press conference to share newly released 2023 fatality data and the state’s plans […]

US 50 Drainage Improvement Project East of Swink Starts Mid-November

US 50 Drainage Improvement Project East of Swink Starts Mid-November

    Otero County— The Colorado Department of Transportation and its contracting partner, Habitat Construction, LLC, will begin improvements to US Highway 50 on Nov. 15. Improvements will start on the east side of Swink and will continue east for approximately one mile. The anticipated completion date of the project is mid-March 2024. Work will […]

Motorists and Pedestrians Share Responsibility When Sharing the Road

Motorists and Pedestrians Share Responsibility When Sharing the Road

  October is National Pedestrian Safety Month, and the Colorado State Patrol wants motorists and pedestrians to do their part as they share the road. According to statewide statistics, 2022 was a record-setting year for pedestrian fatalities with 111 people killed on Colorado roadways, representing 15% of the state’s total traffic fatalities. When looking at […]

Colorado Department of Transportation begins replacement of bridge structure southwest of La Junta

Colorado Department of Transportation begins replacement of bridge structure southwest of La Junta

Requires 21-day full closure on US 350 Otero County —­­ The Colorado Department of Transportation and CapitalTezak JV will implement a 21-day closure with an approved detour beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 for replacement of a bridge structure located on United States Highway 350 southwest of La Junta. The structure, originally built […]

Colorado’s Overall Seat Belt Usage is the Highest on Record

Colorado’s Overall Seat Belt Usage is the Highest on Record

    On the heels of a record year for traffic deaths, there is some good news. Coloradans are buckling up more than ever before. The recent State of Colorado Statewide Seat Belt Survey shows that the statewide usage rate is 88.6%, a 1.6% increase from 2022. This is the highest usage rate on record, […]

Biggest DUI Enforcement of Summer Begins August 16

Biggest DUI Enforcement of Summer Begins August 16

    August 15, 2023 – Statewide Safety News – DUI enforcement periods have seen 3,025 arrests this year Statewide — Holiday weekends and the end of summer are for fun and relaxation, not a DUI citation. As the sun sets on the summer season, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and […]

Acting Ugly Behind the Wheel

Acting Ugly Behind the Wheel

Aggressive driving tops CSP’s human factor list in lane violation crashes.   (COLO) – In 2022, Colorado lost 754 lives in traffic crashes, the most roadway deaths the state has seen in 41 years. One of the top causal factors for injury and fatal crashes across the state is lane violations, increasing annually since 2019. […]

Don’t Strikeout with a DUI

Don’t Strikeout with a DUI

  July, 2023 – Statewide Traffic Safety – 33% of Colorado crashes this year have involved impaired driving   Statewide — Don’t strike out on the road with a DUI. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and local law enforcement agencies will have all the bases covered in the upcoming DUI enforcement […]

CDOT Cannabis Campaign Puts Focus on Young Drivers

CDOT Cannabis Campaign Puts Focus on Young Drivers

    Statewide—The Colorado Department of Transportation has rolled out a new young driver education effort focused on the dangers of cannabis-impaired driving. In a collaborative effort, CDOT worked with the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and certified driving schools throughout Colorado to develop the new initiative. Colorado law prohibits non-medical […]

Improvement project begins on Highway 385

Improvement project begins on Highway 385

  Prowers County — Work is underway to replace a bridge and realign a segment of US 385 between Grenada and Bristol, near County Road FF, north of the Arkansas River. The project consists of shifting the highway 35 feet east of its current location for 2.6-miles, providing for a smoother alignment. An 88-year-old timber […]

CDOT Invests Additional Funds for Various Road Upgrades Including La Junta 350

CDOT Invests Additional Funds for Various Road Upgrades Including La Junta 350

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Transportation is investing additional funds received last month to address road conditions after one of the most intense winters in recent decades damaged some roads beyond what they normally sustain each year. Twelve stretches of roadway across the state have been identified, and preparations are now underway […]