Coloradans have to wait until 2027 for Floyd Hill to be fixed. Here are some more immediate suggestions.
Between late June and late August, I-70 through Glenwood Canyon closed nine times as state officials prepared for flash floods or cleared the roadway after car and truck accidents.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) director Shoshana Lew, mountain community leaders and environmental advocates will pitch in on plans to solve the Floyd Hill pinch, what climate change means for fire evacuation in mountain communities, and whether we will ever get that mountain train on the way to cutting pollution, in a forum led by […]
Motorists who drive in the Interstate 70 mountain express toll lanes in Clear Creek County when they are closed and supposed to be serving as the emergency shoulder will face a $250 fine starting in August. Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed House Bill 1074 into law letting the Colorado Department of Transportation use the […]
A few white-knuckle miles of “pinched” lanes ruin the mountain experience for travelers and neighbors alike. CDOT’s next megaproject is a $700 million effort to move beyond 1959.
An online petition has gathered millions of signatures calling for leniency for a 26-year-old truck driver who was sentenced to 110 years in prison for vehicular homicide in an explosive accident at the base of a Colorado mountain highway that killed four people in 2019. More than 4.5 million people had signed the change.org petition […]
By Shelly Bradbury, The Denver Post The 110-year prison sentence meted out Dec. 13 to the truck driver who killed four people when he lost his brakes on Interstate 70 put a renewed spotlight on Colorado’s mandatory-minimum sentencing laws and on district attorneys’ ability to use such laws to ensure convictions lead to prison time. […]
GLENWOOD CANYON — Andrew Knapp leans over the railing of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon and scowls at a jumble of rocks clogging the Colorado River. Those piercing piles of boulders — swept down the canyon walls in a cataclysmic rainstorm on July 29 — were rubbing against the retaining wall beneath the highway when […]
GOVE COUNTY, Kan. — A teen girl and a woman from Colorado died after their vehicles collided on Interstate 70 in western Kansas on Saturday and several other people were hurt. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Christina Satana of Pueblo, Colorado, was driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-70 in Gove County […]
GOLDEN — A truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people and injured six others on a Colorado highway has been convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera Mederos, 25, was convicted by a Jefferson County jury on Friday in connection with the April 2019 crash on Interstate […]