From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • News, January 16th PILT FUNDS IN JEOPARDY Undated—PILT funds are on the federal chopping block once again.  The Payment in Lieu of Taxes program, which reimburses local, rural governments for losses where large amounts of un-taxable federal land are shared were excluded from the 1.1 trillion dollar spending bill.  Western slope Congressman Scott Tipton voted against the bill over ...
    • OSHA releases new resources to protect hospital workers and enhance patient safety WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today launched a new educational Web resource, http://www.osha.gov/hospitals, which has extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs, and implement safety and health management systems. The materials include fact books, self-assessments and best practice ...
    • CDOT EDUCATION CAMPAIGN SEEKS TO CHANGE DRIVING HABITS OF MOUNTAIN VISITORS DENVER – For those who dream of a day when Interstate 70 traffic coming out of the mountains isn’t bumper-to-bumper, the Colorado Department of Transportation is launching a campaign in conjunction with the Martin Luther King holiday weekend to encourage mountain visitors to minimize delay by playing longer in the mountains. The driving force behind the ...
    • US 550 To Remain Closed Through the Weekend OURAY COUNTY – US 550 over Red Mountain Pass will remain closed at least through the weekend, due to continuous rockfall and the risk of more at MM 90, two miles south of Ouray. There is currently no estimate for a reopening of the pass beyond this weekend, though more will be known by Friday ...
    • US 550 SOUTH OF OURAY TO REMAIN CLOSED AT LEAST THROUGH WEEKEND OURAY COUNTY – US 550 over Red Mountain Pass will remain closed at least through the weekend, due to continuous rockfall and the risk of more at MM 90, two miles south of Ouray. There is currently no estimate for a reopening of the pass beyond this weekend, though more will be known by Friday ...
    • Lane closures in Glenwood Canyon for rock fall mitigation GLENWOOD CANYON — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing rock fall mitigation work, Wednesday, January 15 on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon between mile marker (MM) 120 and (MM) 121. The work is necessary to help improve safety. Crews will be working in collaboration with Yenter Companies tomorrow morning from 9 a.m. to about noon. Delays should ...

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