Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)


Thu November 13, 2014

With Winter Snow, CDOT Again Tackles The Problem Of I-70

A snowplow sits ready at a CDOT maintance shed outside Gypsum, Colorado.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

As winter arrives in Colorado, a familiar friend came to town with it: winter driving. Traffic between Denver and the Vail Valley is notorious in the cold months, but Colorado's Department of Transportation said they’re ready for another long winter. But is there a permanent solution to the Interstate 70 problem, or are we doomed to more long delays and closures?

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Thu October 30, 2014

State Officials: Trout Restoration Planning 'Ongoing' Since 2013 Floods

A view of state infrastructure destroyed by heavy rains, with some areas receiving as much as 18 inches in a 24-hour period, during flood rescue and recovery operations in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 16, 2013.
DVIDSHUB Creative Commons

On the heels of a story published in the Coloradoan linking declining trout populations to road reconstruction after the 2013 floods, the Colorado Department of Transportation said it did not disregard the impact that repairs have on the natural environment, and the trout population.

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Tue October 28, 2014

The Rush To Rebuild Flood-Ravaged Roads Has Cost: Colorado Trout

Corey Heim, a native aquatic technician for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, holds a trout with another smaller trout in its mouth as he measures their length at the Big Thompson River Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014.
V. Richard Haro The Coloradoan

Colorado officials scrambled to reconnect dozens of destroyed roadways after September's 2013 floods — most notably U.S. Highways 34, 36 and Colorado State Highway 7. That rush to reconstruct had a price, according to a new article in the Fort Collins Coloradoan: Thousands of trout have left the St. Vrain, South St. Vrain the Big Thompson rivers.

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Wed October 8, 2014

CDOT Open House Talks Express Bus Service, I-25 Managed Lanes

Grace Hood KUNC

CDOT held an open house to discuss the forthcoming changes for commuters living north of Denver. Those changes include an express bus between Fort Collins and Denver, as well as a third managed lane between Thornton and Lafayette.

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Fri October 3, 2014

To Expand North I-25, Tolls And Partnerships May Be The Way Forward

Credit Colorado Department of Transportation

Improving the drive on North I-25 may come at a personal cost. Part of a plan for money set aside to relieve congestion would add toll lanes on the interstate.

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