Letter to the Editor: CDOT has it wrong

Dear Editor: For those of you who travel SH13 from Rifle to Meeker, here is some information I garnered by calling CDOT.

Douglas Pass repairs under way

RANGELY I The Colorado Department of Transportation will repair two sections of damage to the shoulder on SH 139 on Douglas Pass.

Be prepared for conditions

RBC I Winter is headed this way before we know it. If you’re heading out of town, being prepared for hazardous road conditions is a good idea. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has multiple resources available for travelers to find out what kinds of conditions they may be traveling into.

Drivers: watch for wildlife

RBC I The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are reminding drivers throughout the state to be extra cautious right now and especially watchful of moose, elk, deer, pronghorn and even bears wandering on roads and highways.

CDOT launches website for Colo. bridge projects

RBC I The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officially launched a new website that will track the status of Colorado’s bridges as they are being planned, designed and constructed through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE).

Hwy. 13 project south of Meeker begins

RBC I Motorists along Hwy. 13 south of Meeker are in for another round of road construction. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began a full depth reconstruction project Monday on a 1.95 mile stretch of highway between mile markers 25 and 27. The project will widen shoulders, add guardrails, and add new drainage pipes […]

CDOT official will address networkers

RANGELY — Michelle Halstead, Colorado Department of Transportation’s local government liaison, will be the speaker Nov. 25 at the Community Networking Group meeting at the Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Emergency river bank work on U.S. 40 continues

ROUTT COUNTY — Emergency river bank repairs along U.S. 40 near Steamboat Springs started Friday, May 30. The work was originally scheduled to wrap up June 3 but it will now take Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews until at least Monday, June 9 to complete the work.

Denny sweeps CDOT “roadeo”

RBC — Gary Denny of Rangely won all three competition categories in an annual training and education snow and ice equipment roadeo for Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance professionals from six northwestern Colorado counties held May 14 at the Grand County Fairgrounds in Kremmling.

CDOT budget limited to maintenance only on Hwy. 13

RBC — “You’ll probably not like the news we have to deliver here by the time the day is over,” Weldon Allen, regional director for the Colorado Department of Transportation, began his annual update to the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners May 12. “We’re going to experience a lot of cuts this year.”

CDOT releases snow, ice removal costs

RBC — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is projecting a record year for its snow and ice budget as well as the number of miles plowed. Given the difficulty of predicting snow season budgets, the state Transportation Commission sets aside a contingency fund to cover costs that exceed the year’s snow and ice removal […]

CDOT finds money for local highway road repairs

Rangely, Meeker area roads included