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Pedestrian Bridge Construction Underway for Ft. Bent Canal

Pedestrian Bridge Construction Underway for Ft. Bent Canal

Some basic construction work is now underway at Lamar Community College, using funds from a last year’s $200,000 CDOT Grant to the City of Lamar.  The plans call for a pedestrian bridge which will span the Fort Bent Canal and provide easier and safer access for college students to connect to businesses on South Main […]

Biggest DUI Enforcement Period of 2022 Underway 

Biggest DUI Enforcement Period of 2022 Underway 

  STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will begin the Fall Festivals high-visibility DUI enforcement period on Sept. 15, running through Oct. 24. This is the longest DUI enforcement period of the year. With the change in seasons, return of football and popularity of pumpkin-spiced cocktails, […]

CDOT Urges Safe and Sober Driving as DUI Enforcement Begins

CDOT Urges Safe and Sober Driving as DUI Enforcement Begins

  Impaired drivers claim 140 lives on Colorado roads so far in 2022   STATEWIDE — The summer may be winding down, but The Heat Is On for impaired drivers. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies are joining together for heightened DUI enforcement from Aug. 17 – […]

Trailer Sway is Not Okay - Colorado State Patrol Reminds Recreationalists to Load Properly

Trailer Sway is Not Okay – Colorado State Patrol Reminds Recreationalists to Load Properly

  Super Cruising (Colorado) – Seeing a camper, boat or trailer swiftly moving side to side as it is pulled down the road can put the fear into most passing motorists for good reason, it can be deadly. Ensuring that a vehicle is hitched safely, distributing the weight on the trailer or camper properly and […]

More Colorado Roads now Eligible for Federal Money to Build Electric Chargers

More Colorado Roads now Eligible for Federal Money to Build Electric Chargers

  Federal decision will help build an interconnected state and national network for EV travel DENVER — Colorado’s ability to create a network of electric vehicle-friendly roadways just got even better thanks to the Federal Highway Administration’s decision to approve all six stretches of road the state wanted to add to a national network of […]

CDOT Begins Replacement of 17 Structures in Southeast Colorado

CDOT Begins Replacement of 17 Structures in Southeast Colorado

REGION 2 SOUTHEAST COLORADO — The Colorado Department of Transportation and its contracting partner CapitalTezak Joint Venture, will begin replacement efforts of 17 structurally deficient rural structures in southeastern Colorado. These 17 structures are located on three separate essential corridors in southeast Colorado – Colorado Highway 9, United States Highway 24 and United States Highway […]

Final Phase of 287 Project Gets Underway

Final Phase of 287 Project Gets Underway

  The third and final phase of the US 287/50 resurfacing project through the southern section of Lamar began in late May 2022.  Motorists and pedestrians have been witness to preliminary groundwork and survey teams on site along South Main Street up to Savage Avenue and north to Park Street.  The project will remove the […]

CDOT & Partners Remind Drivers to Slow Down with New Safety Campaign

CDOT & Partners Remind Drivers to Slow Down with New Safety Campaign

      Colorado had a total of 287 speeding-related fatalities in 2020. That is a 20% increase from 2019. Speeding has been consistently identified as a contributing factor in almost half of all roadway fatalities in the state. Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Springs Police Department and El Paso […]

The Colorado State Patrol Provides Some Summer Driving Tips

The Colorado State Patrol Provides Some Summer Driving Tips

  (Colorado) – During the summer of 2021, the southwest region of Colorado saw an alarming 21 fatal crashes between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Known for premier hiking, camping, fishing and mountain biking, the western slope of Colorado regularly sees a steady volume of in-state and out-of-state visitors throughout the summer as well as […]

CDOT Encourages Riders to Wear Helmets Ahead of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month  

CDOT Encourages Riders to Wear Helmets Ahead of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month  

  137 riders were killed last year, 20% of all traffic fatalities   STATEWIDE – The recent warm spring days are enticing motorcycle riders to hit the roadways, especially on weekends. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which coincides with the beginning of the riding season in Colorado. But with riding comes risks, which is […]

Lamar City Council Tables Ordinances

Lamar City Council Tables Ordinances

  Following their May 9th work session to discuss two pending ordinances, the Lamar City Council tabled both during its regular session, pending additional discussion.  One ordinance concerns a fee and fine structure for buildings which are being left vacant by owners who have not been adhering to municipal codes for safety, adherence to code […]

Phone Use While Driving Cause More Distracted Driving Accidents

Phone Use While Driving Cause More Distracted Driving Accidents

    STATEWIDE — Among all types of distracted driving, it’s the use of a phone that leads to most serious injuries in crashes, according to new data from the Colorado Department of Transportation.  Of the 302 serious injuries in distracted driving crashes in 2020, 205 injuries involved drivers who were using their phone just […]

Final Leg of US 287 Resurfacing Project Begins this May

Final Leg of US 287 Resurfacing Project Begins this May

    The third and final phase of the US 287/50 resurfacing project will begin towards the end of May, 2022 and will be completed by the early part of 2023, according to Michelle Peulen, Southeast Communications Manager for CDOT. A ribbon cutting ceremony for Phase 3 was held just off the intersection of Savage […]

CDOT Ribbon Cutting on 287 Set for May 3rd

CDOT Ribbon Cutting on 287 Set for May 3rd

  Colorado Department of Transportation will host a celebratory ribbon cutting to announce the completion of US 287 phase II resurfacing through downtown Lamar, Colorado on Tuesday, May 3rd at 10am at the corner of US 287 and Savage Avenue in Lamar. Construction began in March 2021 on the improvements of US 287 in Lamar. […]

Colorado State Patrol Releases 2021 Auto Theft Data to Help You Protect Yourself…And Others

Colorado State Patrol Releases 2021 Auto Theft Data to Help You Protect Yourself…And Others

    (COLORADO) – If it feels like vehicle thefts have taken off recently (pun intended), recent data released by the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA) suggests that feeling is accurate.  Over this past year, more Coloradans than ever have experienced auto theft in one way, shape, or form personally.  In their 2021 ATICC […]