Motorcycle caution urged

RBC I To date, there have been 58 motorcyclist deaths in Colorado this year, nearly a 14 percent increase over this time last year when 51 deaths had been recorded, according to preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Rural seatbelt crackdown ends with 1,593 cited

RBC I In response to high traffic fatality rates and low seat belt use in Colorado’s rural communities, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement launched their annual Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period from March 28 to April 3.

State to crack down on distracted drivers

RBC I There were an estimated 15,307 distracted driving crashes in Colorado in 2015, a number that has grown by 16 percent in the last four years.

Daily bus service from Denver to Glenwood Springs available

RBC I Bustang, Colorado’s first-ever state-owned and operated bus system, has begun weekend service on Interstate 70. The Colorado Department of Transportation’s new inter-regional express bus service will offer one round trip on Saturdays and Sundays: Glenwood Springs to Denver in the morning, and Denver to Glenwood Springs in the late afternoon. The weekend service […]

Holiday DUI patrols start

RBC I Beginning Aug. 21, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local agencies are stepping up education and enforcement for the 2015 Labor Day DUI enforcement period. The enforcement period, part of CDOT’s The Heat Is On campaign, runs from Aug. 21, through Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Phase II work begins on Meeker’s Market Street sidewalk project

The Town of Meeker has started Phase II of the Market Street Sidewalk Project, to extend sidewalks on the north side of Market Street from Fourth Street, where Phase I ended, to 11th Street. Phase II, unlike Phase I, which included grant funds, will be paid from town coffers at a total price of $700,000, which boils down to $100,000 per block. Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros said the project should be done as early as October or November, pending cooperative weather.

MEEKER I The only things that remain to complete Phase I of Meeker’s Market Street Sidewalk Project, Town Administrator Scott Meszaros said, is to install a hand rail at School Street, for CenturyLink to bury a line and to finish the crosswalk on Third Street. However, the town has already started work on Phase II […]

Seat belt enforcement to toughen

RBC I Last year, 156 people in Colorado who lost their lives in crashes weren’t wearing a seat belt. Those lives account for more than half of the 308 passenger vehicle fatalities that occurred on Colorado roadways in 2014.

Cone zone…

Construction has begun on westbound Market Street sidewalks in Meeker which will result in intermittent shoulder closures. Above, a crew begins work on the crosswalk at Fifth and Market streets, a part of the project, which will run 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Drivers are reminded to slow down when driving through the cone zone.

Sidewalk work on Meeker’s Market Street to start soon

MEEKER I Within the past week, the Town of Meeker, utilizing funding support from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), has started work on the long-planned sidewalk and crosswalk installation on the north side of Market Street in downtown Meeker.

Mowing…

In the coming weeks, the Colorado Department of Transportation will continue to remove brush along Highway 139 to help travelers better see wild animals before making contact with them, especially at night, CDOT’s Steve Taylor said last week. The clearing should also give drivers “better sight-to-sight distance with other vehicles coming down the road, especially in some of those more-blind areas where the brush has grown up a little bit higher than it should be,” he said.

CDOT contract meeting set

MEEKER I If you would like to do business with the Colorado Department of Transportation, there will be a workshop on Wednesday at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker specifically for area small businesses. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be a free workshop and lunch. From 1 to 4 p.m. will be one-on-one consulting with […]

Comments being sought on state’s transportation proposal

RBC I The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) blueprint for improving the state’s transportation system over the next 10 to 25 years is now available for public review and comment.