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.

Workshop set for contracting with CDOT

MEEKER I If you would like to do business with the Colorado Department of Transportation, there will be a workshop on March 25 at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker.

‘I-70 Mountain Travel Radio’ starts

RBC I Colorado’s weather can change in an instant, and so can the conditions on Colorado’s roadways. CDOT is taking new steps to help skiers navigate I-70 weekend traffic with an online radio broadcast.

329 DUI arrests made during the holidays on Colorado highways

RBC I The new year brought new problems for 329 Colorado drivers arrested for impaired driving during New Year’s Eve DUI enforcement that ran between Dec. 30 and Jan. 5. In addition, preliminary reports from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicate that there were 153 impaired driving fatalities in 2014 and 466 fatalities overall.

Hickenlooper names new CDOT director

DENVER I Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced that Shailen Bhatt will be the next executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation. He will begin at CDOT in mid-February.

Four die, 564 arrested during holiday DUI sweep

DENVER I The after-party was in a jail cell for 564 Coloradans who drove impaired during the 10-day holiday party DUI enforcement period. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and more than 60 law enforcement agencies managed checkpoints, patrolled the highways and arrested impaired drivers throughout the state to keep the […]