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The Boulder Turnpike (credit: CBS)

Criticized Colorado Turnpike Contract Made Public

The Colorado Department of Transportation on Friday publicly released its much-criticized contract with a private firm to operate U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder for the next 50 years.

02/14/2014

C-DOT is blaming drivers for a traffic tie-up over the weekend that left drivers stuck for eight to 10 hours along I-70. (credit: CBS)

State Officials Blame Drivers For Mountain Tie-Ups

The Colorado Department of Transportation is blaming drivers for a traffic tie-up over the weekend that left drivers fuming after being stuck in traffic for hours.

02/14/2014

The twin tunnels are being expanded along I-70 east of Idaho Springs (credit: CBS)

Twin Tunnels I-70 Project To Finish Up Next Week

An expansion of Interstate 70’s Twin Tunnels that’s intended to make the drive from the mountains to the Front Range much easier will be complete next week.

12/06/2013

(from left to right) Nederland Mayor Joe Gierlach, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Boulder County Commissioner Deb Gardner and CDOT Executive Director Don Hunt (credit: CBS)

Officials Celebrate Reopening Of Highway 119 After Flooding

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Monday that contractors and Colorado highway workers “moved heaven and earth” to get a major highway from Boulder into the Colorado Rocky Mountains finished a week early.

10/07/2013

Damage on Highway 36 after Sept. 2013 flooding (credit: CBS)

CDOT, National Guard Hustle To Repair Flood Damaged Roads

Colorado officials are aiming to meet a Dec. 1 target to complete temporary fixes to at least some roads heavily damaged by catastrophic flooding this month.

09/23/2013

Dave Thrush shared this photo on Sept. 16 and wrote "My Brother works for CDOT in Weld County so I went out with him to look at some of the roads in Kersey, Evans. There's a new Lake in Evans where farms used to be. Platte River is half mile wide in some places."

Builders, Soldiers Hustle To Reconnect Towns

State highway crews and National Guard troops worked furiously Sunday to repair highways to Colorado mountain towns cut off by unprecedented flooding.

09/22/2013

Damage on Highway 36 after Sept. 2013 flooding (credit: CBS)

CDOT Must Hurry To Get Roads, Bridges Repaired Before Winter

It’s a battle against time and the weather for the Colorado Department of Transportation for roads and bridges that need to be repaired or replaced. The repair crews have to work fast because winter weather will be in Colorado soon.

09/20/2013

The Eisenhower Tunnel (credit: CBS)

New Legislation Helps Fund Eisenhower Tunnel Fire Suppression System

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law Saturday establishing the Petroleum Cleanup and Redevelopment Fund within the Division of Oil and Public Safety, a part of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

05/18/2013

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CDOT Announces Summer Construction Projects

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced its plans for construction this summer in the Denver metro area and the I-70 corridor between C-470 and the Eisenhower Tunnel.

04/14/2013

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Colorado to Accelerate State Construction Projects

Gov. John Hickenlooper and the head of Colorado’s transportation department said Friday more construction projects will start sooner because of a new budgeting plan that’s expected to free up $300 million annually over five years.

12/14/2012

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