Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)


Tue December 23, 2014

As Snow Jams Holiday Travel, CDOT Says I-70 Winter Plan Is Working

Continuous Flow Metering at the Eisenhower Tunnels. April, 2014.
Colorado Department of Transportation Flickr-Used With Permission.

Despite delays and closures due to increased traffic and adverse conditions leading into the busy holiday season, the Colorado Department of Transportation said they are striving to keep the main highway running though the high country open during winter storms, and delays down to a minimum.

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Thu December 11, 2014

New Fire Suppression System Slated For Eisenhower Tunnel

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signs fire suppression legislation at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels, 2013. The legislation included $5 million of critical seed money for the project.
Amy Ford CDOT- Flickr. Used with permission.

“It will include a variety of things including a water delivery system, a fiber optic linear heat detection system, and a new drainage system so we can better address any fires that happen in the tunnel,” said Colorado Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Emily Wilfong.

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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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