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Transportation Improvement Program amendment increases Cimarron interchange budget

Transportation Improvement Program amendment increases Cimarron interchange budget

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has approved an amendment to its Transportation Improvement Program, adding $20 million additional Regional Priority Project funds to the Interstate 25/Cimarron Interchange project budget. “These additional RPP funds were necessary to bridge the budget shortfall based on the current construction industry bidding environment affecting transportation projects across the… Continue Reading Transportation Improvement Program amendment increases Cimarron interchange budget

Buses to Denver open door for marketing

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The most encouraging local economic news this week didn’t come in the form of a company expanding or moving to Colorado Springs. In fact, most folks probably didn’t even think of the story as being relevant to the business community. But it certainly could be. Make that should be. As reported this week by the… Continue Reading Buses to Denver open door for marketing

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CDOT adding new communications tools for U.S. 24

The Colorado Department of Transportation has developed new methods to help ensure the public is informed about road conditions and protocols for U.S. 24 on Ute Pass — primarily when flooding is possible but also when there are other impacts to travel. In addition to notifications via electronic sign boards, CDOT is implementing the following:  An… Continue Reading CDOT adding new communications tools for U.S. 24

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CDOT seeks interested parties for interchange project

The Colorado Department of Transportation is seeking letters of interest from companies or teams interested in helping reconstruct the interchange at Interstate 25 and Cimarron Street. The state has decided to use a design-build approach. The project cost is $95 million with construction estimated between $65 million and $85 million. The City of Colorado Springs… Continue Reading CDOT seeks interested parties for interchange project

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Coloradans invited to help plan state’s transportation system

The Colorado Department of Transportation wants citizens to help plan the future of the state’s transportation system. With the unveiling of the statewide plan website www.coloradotransportationmatters.com, CDOT invites the public to help develop the Statewide Transportation Plan, set for release in mid-2014. “This plan guides us on how limited dollars will be invested in the… Continue Reading Coloradans invited to help plan state’s transportation system

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CDOT launches user-friendly website

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The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a new website in conjunction with the development of its 2040 Statewide Transportation Plan. With a more user-friendly interface than its predecessor, ColoradoTransportationMatters.com works with the statewide plan to establish future goals and inform citizens of how they can help cultivate the future of transportation in the state,… Continue Reading CDOT launches user-friendly website

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Repairs from floods begin taking shape

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Repairs from floods begin taking shape

Nearly a month after Colorado’s last flood pushed the state’s damage estimate to nearly a half-billion dollars, city, county and state agencies have initiated efforts to repair roughly $30 million in infrastructural damage across the Pikes Peak region, according to officials. While the north-central section of the state received the brunt of damage caused by… Continue Reading Repairs from floods begin taking shape

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Airport contributes $3.7 billion to area economy

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When multipliers are added in, the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport injects $3.7 billion into the annual economy of Colorado Springs, according to an economic impact study released by the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics. Some 27,721 people work in the operation and development of the city’s airport. The number also includes people working… Continue Reading Airport contributes $3.7 billion to area economy

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Driving on I-25, there’s an app for that

Waiting on the morning DJ to give a traffic update about the I-25 commute from Colorado Springs to Denver? Wait no more. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently launched the I-25 corridor CDOT Mobile, a free smartphone mobile app. CDOT Mobile will give travelers real-time information on highway conditions and traffic. “We first launched CDOT… Continue Reading Driving on I-25, there’s an app for that

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CDOT starts Facebook page

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The Colorado Department of Transportation launched a Facebook page to help improve customer service and communication with updates about projects. The CDOT Facebook address is  www.facebook.com/colorado.dot. “We have been using our website, Twitter and email/text message alerts to communicate road and traveler information as well as other news to motorists,” said CDOT Executive Director Don… Continue Reading CDOT starts Facebook page

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