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Two “tow plows” will be used on U.S. Highways (U.S.) 160, 550, 285 and 50, near Durango, Monte Vista, Alamosa, Blanca, Fort Garland, La Veta Pass, Poncha Springs and Salida during winter months. “We will be able to do more with less,” said Ronnie Medina, CDOT Alamosa maintenance supervisor.

On May 8, CDOT began rockfall mitigation on I-70 at Fall River Road, just west of Idaho Springs. Work is scheduled to continue through June. Crews will be drilling the rock face from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to release air pockets and loosen rock.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner, Martin Marietta Construction, began work to repair 2 mi. of roadway surface on 6th Avenue (CO 30), from Potomac Street to North Airport Boulevard in Aurora. Two bridges within the corridor also will be repaired and 49 curb ramps will be upgraded.

On May 8, CDOT began rockfall mitigation on I-70 at Fall River Road, just west of Idaho Springs. Work is scheduled to continue through June. Crews will be drilling the rock face from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to release air pockets and loosen rock.

Colorado's Democrat-led House has passed a transportation bill over objections from Republicans who oppose a proposed state sales tax hike. Other Republican lawmakers demanded transparency in what will be built with the $3.5 billion in bonds that the bill would finance.

The heads of departments of transportation for two western states told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee they need Congress to craft an infrastructure investment plan that provides new federal funding to help states improve their systems and meet growing demand.

Work is progressing on a $105.2 million I-5 at Genesee Avenue Interchange Project where crews will replace the existing six-lane Genesee Avenue overpass with a 10-lane bridge that will accommodate greater traffic demands on the north coast of San Diego.

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) awarded projects in its Denver Metro region (aka, Region 1). The projects selected include:• Peaks to Plains Trail: Mouth of Clear Creek Canyon Segment (Jefferson County)• Evergreen North Lake Trail (Evergreen)• Connecting Neighborhoods: 47th and York Safe Crossing Project (City and County of Denver)• Argentine Gateway Project (Town of Georgetown)• Peaks to Plains Trail: Clear Creek Greenway Canyon Segment (Clear Creek County)• U.S.-6 Wildlife Crossing and Multi-use Trail Improvements (City of Golden)• West Colfax Avenue (U.S.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced that it has received a 2016 Corporate University of the Year Award from the Corporate Learning Network for its CDOT University (CDOTU) employee-learning program. CDOTU is a comprehensive, internal corporate university that includes four “colleges” committed to delivering best-in-class training to employees:• Highway Maintenance: Administered both regionally and at the Maintenance Training Academy, this program meets the specialized learning needs of approximately 1,500 employees who maintain Colorado's more than 9,000 lane mi.

Phase 2 is under way on a $30 million project to add an I-70 underpass that connects north and south frontage roads in the town of Vail, Colo. Colorado Department of Transportation and the town of Vail are partners in the connector project located between the main Vail and West Vail interchanges on I-70.

Years of collisions with trucks that were just too tall to fit under Connecticut's Mayflower Bridge in West Hartford have prompted a replacement project that will add about 2 ft. (.6 m) to the bridge, originally built in 1965. “The I-84 eastbound side has a minimum height at 14 feet,” said Louis Bacho, transportation supervising engineer with the Connecticut Department of Transportation.