Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)


Wed September 24, 2014

Competing Interests Complicate I-70's North Denver Future

A CDOT rendering of the I-70 reconstruction project.

The aging I-70 viaduct in North Denver is nearing the end of its usable life. For 50 years the bridge has hovered over and divided the Globeville, Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods at the confluence of Interstates 70, 25, and 270.

"We've done all the fixes we can do on this bridge to keep it standing," said Kirk Webb of Colorado's Department of Transportation.

Now the question becomes, what do you do to replace it?

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Mon September 22, 2014

Fort Collins Get Ready: Yearlong Mulberry Detour Starts Tuesday

The current Mulberry Bridge was built in 1949 and is considered structurally deficient.
Credit City of Fort Collins

An 18-month construction project to replace the Highway 14 bridge over the Poudre River in Fort Collins may cause traffic headaches. The detour will begin Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.

Work has already begun to replace the bridge, also known as the Mulberry Bridge in Fort Collins, but the yearlong traffic detour it will require has many motorists worried.

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Wed September 10, 2014
Colorado Flood

Years Of Work Still To Come For Flood-Damaged Colorado Roads

The 2013 floods wiped out roads in narrow canyons, including U.S. 34, in Larimer County, and U.S. 36, in Boulder County.
Capt. Darin Overstreet U.S. Air National Guard

The massive September floods of 2013 tore houses from their foundations and washed away roads as if they were made of sand, not asphalt.

While the Colorado Department of Transportation was able to re-open all damaged roads before Dec. 1, 2013, those roads still need a lot more work before they will be able to withstand future floods.

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Sat September 6, 2014

For Broncos Fans, New Bike Valet Makes Game-Day Transport Easier

Cyclists will be able to park at the entrance of the Mile High Stadium.
Credit Derek DMan / Flickr - Creative Commons

Sunday marks the Denver Broncos' first game of the season. Those wanting to avoid the hassle of traffic and parking will now be able to utilize a bike valet at Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High for all home games.

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Fri September 5, 2014

CDOT Tests Experimental LED Lighting On I-70

The in-pavement LED lighting is being tested on the eastbound lanes of I-70 near the Twin Tunnels. New LED lights have also been installed inside the tunnels.
CDOT flickr- used with permission

The next time you’re driving along I-70 in the mountains, you may think you’re landing on a runway. That’s because the Colorado Department of Transportation is testing new in-pavement LED lighting.

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