From the KMTS News Room:

    • CDOT PLANNING ADDITIONAL PEAK PERIOD SHOULDER LANE ON EASTBOUND I-70 IN MOUNTAINS Launching online public meeting to gather public input DENVER – Colorado Department of Transportation plans additional lane on I-70 Colorado Department of Transportation announced plans to build a Peak Period Shoulder Lane to help alleviate weekend and holiday congestion on eastbound I-70 between US 40/Empire Junction and the Twin Tunnels in Idaho Springs. CDOT has formed multiple teams of community representatives, special interest groups ...
    • ROCKFALL WORK PROGRESSES ON US 550 SOUTH OF OURAY OURAY COUNTY – A helicopter made two trips early this morning to drop crew members from Yenter Companies CDOT’s geology department at the highest rockfall site (about 900 feet up). Yenter crews began placing anchors for their ropes and then started the process of bringing rocks down by hand with the use of 5-foot long pry ...
    • Colorado Agriculture Shines in Photo Contest Winners LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Winning entries in the sixteenth annual “Colorado…it’s Agricultural” Photography Contest featured diverse crops, cattle drives, rodeo action, and the fact of the future of Colorado agriculture. “This year’s entries really showcased the spirit of Colorado agriculture,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist at the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  “Photographers from across the state sent us their ...
    • Parachute Branch Library regularly scheduled events/programs Please see below regularly scheduled events/programs at the Parachute Branch Library, 320 Sopris Ave. For other special events/programs, see the monthly calendar at:www.gcpld.org. Please E or call me with any questions, thx, Maura 970-963-2889 Monday Storytime, every Monday, 11 a.m., for preschool children who are learning to love to read with stories, music and activities, 970-285-9870, www.gcpld.org   The Good, The ...
    • News, January 17th PARACHUTE MAN’S MONTANA MURDER TRIAL PENDING Billings, MT.—Michael Spell, the Parachute man charges with killing a Montana teacher is back in jail after a lengthy evaluation to see if he’s mentally fit for trial.  Spell has been at the Montana State Hospital undergoing psychiatric tests since November.  The 24 year old Spell along with Lester Van ...
    • US 550 ROCKFALL WORK UPDATE Rockfall Update, Wednesday, January 16, 12:30 p.m.: US 550 over Red Mountain Pass remains closed due to continuous rockfall at MM 90, 2 miles south of Ouray; there is currently no estimate for a reopening of the pass though updates for travelers will be posted on CDOT’s Traveler Information Site at:   www.cotrip.org. Today, January 16, a helicopter has made ...
    • CDOT Approves Funding for Widening Westbound Twin Tunnel and Framework for Additional I-70 Improvements The MOU provides a framework for making short and mid-term improvements to the long-congested corridor within Clear Creek County. “Both of these initiatives mark significant progress for one of the most challenging transportation issues facing Colorado,” said Don Hunt, Executive Director of CDOT.  “All the parties have worked together in creating a shared vision for this ...
    • CDOT Education Campaign Seeks to Change Driving Habits of Mountain Visitors – The driving force behind the campaign, dubbed “Change Your Peak Time,” is that most high country enthusiasts opt to return to the Denver area at the same time on weekends and holidays.  The tagline, “Press Play, Avoid Delay” encourages travelers to spend an extra hour having fun in the mountains instead of spending an extra ...
    • US 550 ROCKFALL UPDATE OURAY COUNTY – Today, as temperatures began to climb to a high of 56 degrees on the pass, more rocks cascaded down onto US 550 near MM 90, the largest (4 feet by 2 feet), putting a 6-inch hole in the highway surface. San Miguel Power was able to successfully (and safely) remove the downed power ...
    • Lane closures begin on Grand Avenue Bridge GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Weather permitting, crews contracted by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing investigative drilling work on  SH82 near the Grand Avenue Bridge between 6th and 8th Streets as part of the preliminary design of the SH82 Grand Avenue Bridge Project. The schedule for traffic impacts is as follows: Thursday, January 16 and ...

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