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Colorado Department of Transportation

Colorado Department of Transportation
Colorado Department of Transportation

Zornio: Weed tropes should not be marketed on Colorado license plates

Colorado’s second annual 420 license plate auction, including "BONGWTR" and "BLUNT," makes a mockery of safe driving

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s governor wants to enlist private companies to help fix public problems with new partnership office

Gov. Jared Polis’ budget proposal seeks $1.3 million to create a state public-private partnership office. Public policy observers are skeptical.

Politics and Government

Colorado dangles free transit on bad pollution days. But will there be anyone to ride? Or drive?

Northern Colorado transit systems struggling to lure back riders can’t restore full service because there aren’t enough drivers and that may be keeping customers away.

Environment

Colorado “nutrition labels” on construction materials will flag carbon instead of fat, salt and sugar

A new law on “embodied carbon” puts the state in the vanguard of those demanding to know how much CO2 was produced while crafting key building materials like cement and asphalt.

Environment

I-70 through Glenwood Canyon partially reopens; full reopening may not happen until Thanksgiving

The Colorado Department of Transportation warned motorists to prepare for heavy traffic and delays on Saturday afternoon

Transportation

I-70 through Glenwood Canyon may reopen as soon as Saturday afternoon

The canyon has been closed since July 29, when mud and rock slides forced more than 100 people to spend the night on I-70, including nearly 30 who took refuge in a tunnel near the Hanging Lake exit

Transportation

Colorado seeks $116 million in federal aid for mudslide cleanup along I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

It remains unclear when the heavily traveled route may reopen

Transportation

CDOT reaches $14 million settlement over partial 2019 collapse of U.S. 36

The settlement covers the majority of the $17 million it cost for CDOT to repair the stretch of eastbound lanes near Wadsworth Boulevard

Transportation

An upgraded Grand Junction rail yard could accelerate Western Slope economic development

Federal infrastructure investment floats hope for an intermodal train terminal in Grand Junction, which would support Western Slope businesses that rely on shipping containers from overseas while reducing truck traffic on I-70.

Transportation

Mudslides in Glenwood Canyon force more than 100 to spend night on I-70

The highway likely will be closed through the weekend because of the massive level of clean up required and heavy rain in the weather forecast.

Transportation

Glenwood Canyon closes again as forest ecologists scramble to seed burn zone and prevent mudslides

Glenwood Canyon closed to traffic for almost three hours on Tuesday as rain threatened more mudslides. Forest botanists are working to stabilize and restore the Grizzly Creek burn zone to prevent more debris flows and highway closures.

Transportation

Colorado wants to add EV chargers to rest areas, but the federal government is blocking the road

Solving the problem of range anxiety is key to getting Colorado drivers to switch to electric vehicles and it would help to have chargers at interstate highway rest areas. The statehopes the new $715 billion transportation bill will get federal rules prohibiting them out of the way.

Environment

Former CDOT employee accused of stealing nearly $800K to buy gift cards, camping gear and video equipment

Aaron Victor Ceja allegedly made the unauthorized purchases between 2011 and 2020 using his state procurement card while he was a project manager for the agency.

Crime and Courts

Second mudslide from Grizzly Creek burn scar closes I-70 through Glenwood Canyon

Fire managers last summer warned the scar left 32,000-acre fire in and above Glenwood Canyon was a threat to the highway in some areas.

Transportation

Opinion: Colorado is growing fast, and our roads must keep pace

A coalition of more than 50 businesses and organizations has outlined a legislative framework for safer roads and less congestion.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Unelected commissions and boards are running a large part of Colorado government and your life

When there are big, weighty decisions to be made, we should put the power in the hands of those who are closest to the people and most likely to hear their voice.

Opinion Columns

Sen. Ray Scott: Instead of new fees, let’s restore Coloradans’ confidence in CDOT

I disagree with suggestions that we can simply charge Coloradans more at the pump and plow the proceeds into the same broken system that hasn’t delivered.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Investing in transportation is the key to Colorado’s COVID economic recovery

A substantial commitment to our infrastructure would represent a desperately-needed lifeline and send a message that Colorado won’t be left behind in competing for jobs and business.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Freeway expansion is the wrong way to spend Colorado’s COVID-19 relief dollars

When the pandemic is behind us, will we want ever-wider highways, more air pollution and increasing greenhouse gas emissions?

Opinion Columns

Shoshana Lew and Karen Stuart: Transparency in Colorado transportation starts with talking to our neighbors

CDOT will continue to do even more to make sure that the dollars we spend deliver real results for the citizens and communities of this state.

Opinion Columns
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