Colorado Department of Transportation


Widening the Gap — How KNA Is Improving a Major Colorado Highway

The Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) $350 million I-25 South Gap project, awarded to Kraemer North America (KNA), is improving 18 mi. of highway south of Castle Rock (Douglas County, about 40 mi....


Crews Near Completion of 'Best in Colorado' Project

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....


'Band-Aid' Fixes No Longer Functional on I-70 Highway

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....


CDOT Looking to Purchase Historic Burnham Yard From Union Pacific

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....


U.S. 36 Sinkhole No Match for CDOT

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....


Work Begins on $70M I-70 Express Lane

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....


Colorado DOT Works Around 'Memorial Rock'

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....


CDOT Makes Decision to Re-Route Road Around Massive 'Memorial Rock'

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....


CDOT Asks for Public's Input

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....


Workers Blast Giant Boulder Blocking Colorado Highway

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....






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