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3 strategies for balancing safety and roadside weed control

Contributed - Aug 14, 2014

3 strategies for balancing safety and roadside weed control

Balancing public and crew safety while maintaining effective roadside weed control is an ongoing challenge for DOT managers. Rights of way can be dangerous places when weeds obstruct sightlines, compromise road surfaces and provide fuel for wildfires. To learn more about ...

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Do you wear your seat belt at night?

Brian Ethridge - Aug 07, 2014

Do you wear your seat belt at night?

The Colorado Department of Transportation cracked down on nighttime drivers not wearing their seat belts. According to the CDOT, seat belt use is consistently lower at night than during the day which results in an increased number of unbuckled fatalities. The ...

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VIDEOS: Colorado DOT’s humorous PSAs on legalization of marijuana

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 17, 2014

VIDEOS: Colorado DOT’s humorous PSAs on legalization of marijuana

I remember the first time I smelled marijuana. It was at a concert at an outdoor venue in the fall that I went to college. I don’t smoke, and it makes me ill when I’m around it. When I smelled a ...

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U.S. DOT awards CDOT with $110 million for flood recovery

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 09, 2014

U.S. DOT awards CDOT with $110 million for flood recovery

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday awarded the Colorado Department of Transportation with $110 million in recovery funds for highways damaged in September floods, according to a report from Northern Colorado Business Report. The funds are part of the $450 ...

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Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Contributed - Nov 15, 2013

Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Increasingly, specifiers around the world are recognizing the benefits of diamond grinding and other diamond saw cut textures for their pavement and bridge deck surfaces. While most properly designed and constructed Portland cement concrete pavements (PCCP) can last for 30 ...

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Colorado crews begin repairing flood-damaged roads

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 23, 2013

Colorado crews begin repairing flood-damaged roads

Colorado residents may soon have access to roads destroyed during floods this month. Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and National Guard troops began work Sunday to repair several main highways for mountain towns, the Associated Press reported. The roads ...

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VIDEOS: Flood waters cause $500 million in damage to Colorado roads

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 18, 2013

VIDEOS: Flood waters cause $500 million in damage to Colorado roads

Residents and officials in Colorado are finally able to see the damage flooding has caused to their roads. For the first time since flooding began in Colorado last week, rain in the state stopped Tuesday, The Denver Post reported.   The Colorado Department ...

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VIDEO: CDOT crews complete I-70 bridge replacement ahead of schedule

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 25, 2013

VIDEO: CDOT crews complete I-70 bridge replacement ahead of schedule

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reopened Interstate 70 on Monday morning following a weekend of bridge work. CDOT announced the section of road, located between Interstate 25 and Federal Boulevard, opened approximately 4.5 hours ahead of schedule. More than 1,000 visited ...

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VIDEO: CDOT uses child’s perspective to demonstrate proper lane merging

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 11, 2013

VIDEO: CDOT uses child’s perspective to demonstrate proper lane merging

The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a new series of messages to inform drivers about the “late merge,” a lane merging technique aimed at reducing traffic delays through construction zones. CDOT’s late merge messages, which consist of highway signs and ...

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CDOT’s U.S. 36 project combines multiple modes of transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 25, 2013

CDOT’s U.S. 36 project combines multiple modes of transportation

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is heading a project on U.S. 36 that will incorporate a high-occupancy fast lane, a bus rapid transit service, an electronic toll system for single-occupant cars and a bike path into one route. According to ...

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CDOT “Slow for the Cone Zone” ads depict kids as construction workers

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 12, 2013

CDOT “Slow for the Cone Zone” ads depict kids as construction workers

In many states, road construction season is in full swing. And with the start of summer, more travelers are taking to the roads. It’s around this time each year that state DOTs and construction safety advocates start ramping up reminders to ...

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Illegal highway signs could cost Colorado federal transportation funding

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 05, 2013

Illegal highway signs could cost Colorado federal transportation funding

Illegal outdoor advertising signs on Colorado highways could cost the state a portion of its federal transportation funding if they aren’t removed, according to a report from Coloradoan.com. State auditors released a report on Tuesday that said 30 signs they reviewed ...

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