Colorado Department of Transportation

‘Tow plows’ to be used this winter in Southwest Colorado

This winter, if you see a snowplow in Southwest Colorado that looks like it’s jack-knifing, don’t be alarmed. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently announced it will add two “tow...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife make use of $6.5 million highway tunnel

A wildlife underpass completed late last year between Durango and Bayfield has proved to be a well-traveled thoroughfare for coyote, raccoons, mule deer and a few humans. A surveillance camera has...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smooth sailing on Molas Pass with completion of crib wall

Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Rock and Co. announced Thursday that crews have completed construction of two under-highway, downhill retaining walls, known as crib walls, on...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal funding cuts could affect local infrastructure, transportation

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal budget could be felt locally, with homeownership assistance, infrastructure construction and air service among the areas affected. Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Legislature mammoth compromise bill goes into effect

DENVER – The mammoth compromise effort of the 2017 legislative session, Senate Bill 267, went into effect Saturday. Commonly referred to as a casserole or Christmas tree bill, meaning it has a...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road crews take a break on U.S. 491; paving resumes Wednesday

Road construction on U.S. 491 has paused for the Fourth of July holiday, but work will resume on Wednesday. Drivers will continue to encounter single-lane, alternating travel for paving operations...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jeff Kuss memorial signs installed on Durango highway

Signs were installed Monday along Colorado Highway 3 to honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a Durango native who died in a jet crash while practicing with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The highway in south...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bigger, heavier trucks on Colorado highways a bad idea

While Colorado firefighters and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel often face tremendous obstacles and circumstances, the pledge we make as first responders is that we will always give our...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

CDOT deal preserves Road BB intersection at Pleasant View

Persistence to save the intersection of County Road BB and U.S. Highway 491 has paid off for Pleasant View.Montezuma County commissioners reported Monday that they have reached a deal with Colorado...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Transportation bill dies as Dems, GOP disagree on tax increase

DENVER – The Legislature primed itself to fall short of its goals Tuesday when it killed the most comprehensive transportation funding package put forward this session. House Bill 1242 would have...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners side with Pleasant View, oppose Road BB intersection

The Montezuma County commission voted 3-0 Monday to oppose a controversial proposal by the Colorado Department of Transportation to restrict the County Road BB intersection with U.S. 491. But while...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 491 construction starts Monday in Cortez

Another phase of construction at the intersection of U.S. Highway 491 and Lebanon Road will begin Monday, March 13 and will require some lane closures, according to a press release from The...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News