Colorado Department of Transportation

Construction crews in Montezuma County, Colo., are putting the finishing touches on an $11.2 million project that improves safety through the construction of alternating passing lanes and vehicle turn-outs between mile points 27.75 and 29.75. The U.S.

Crews continue to make progress on the Central 70 project in Denver, Colo. The $1.2 billion effort will reconstruct a 10-mi. stretch of I-70 between Brighton Boulevard and Chambers Road, along with adding one new express lane in each direction and removing an aging viaduct.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is currently working with Union Pacific to potentially purchase a 61-acre parcel of land near downtown Denver. The land is part of the defunct Burnham Yard, which was closed in 2016 as a reaction to a sharp decline in the number of coal carloadings in Colorado over a span of more than 10 years.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wasted no time getting to work repairing a sinkhole on a heavily trafficked highway connecting Boulder to Denver, hiring a contractor only days after the damage was revealed. Kraemer North America, headquartered in Wisconsin with regional offices in Castle Rock, Colo., was selected to make permanent repairs to the damaged highway.

DENVER (AP) Colorado plans to add another tolled express lane on Interstate 70 near Idaho Springs. The Denver Post reports the $70 million project west of Denver will include a 12-mi. (19-km) zone where construction began July 15. Officials said the new westbound express lane will mirror an eastbound lane that opened in 2015.

Traffic on a southwest Colorado highway damaged by a massive rock fall over Memorial Day weekend should be back to normal this summer — with one key difference, the added sight of an 8.5 million-lb. boulder by the roadside. Two house-sized boulders crashed from a ridgeline 1,000 ft.

Instead of demolishing and hauling away an 8.5-million-pound boulder that contributed to the destruction of a section of Colorado Highway 145 between Cortez and Telluride on May 26, the Colorado Department of Transportation is instead going to re-route the roadway around it — and save $200,000 in the process, according to news reports.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) was joined by Lt. Gov., Dianne Primavera and transportation planners from across the state to start a transportation conversation with all Coloradans to create a new 10-year plan of priority transportation projects.

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) Workers have blasted apart a house-sized boulder that crashed onto and shut down a southwestern Colorado highway linking Durango and Ouray. The Colorado Department of Transportation said trucks are hauling away fragments of the 1,150-ton (1,047-t) rock from state Highway 145 while workers build a temporary bypass.

CDOT and contractor Oldcastle SW Group Inc., have begun a project on CO Highway 145 just northwest of Telluride. The work will improve safety for motorists by widening the two-lane highway, adding a southbound, uphill passing lane (towards Telluride) and improving shoulders between mile point (MP) 73.9 at lllium Road (County Road 65L) and MP 75.1 at Deep Creek Road.

In what's considered the fastest delivery of a project of its size in Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) history, construction crews are making steady progress on the I-25 South Gap project. The Gap is an 18-mi. stretch of Interstate 25 from south of Castle Rock to Monument.