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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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I-25 North closed at Woodmen Road

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All lanes of Interstate 25 North at Woodmen Road will be closed today and tomorrow as the Colorado Department of Transportation paint signs that cross the highway. The work was originally scheduled for last week, but was postponed because of rain. Traffic on the interstate will detour via and the off- and on-ramps at Woodmen… Continue Reading I-25 North closed at Woodmen Road

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Fuel tax sends Colorado road officials to DC

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Colorado highway and transportation officials are headed to Washington to fight for an extension of the federal fuel tax. Congress must extend the tax or it expires Sept. 30. The Colorado Department of Transportation receives nearly $400 million a year from the federal fuel tax. Officials from of the Colorado Transportation Commission, the Denver Regional… Continue Reading Fuel tax sends Colorado road officials to DC

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CDOT refinances bonds, refunds $106M

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The state Department of Transportation refunded nearly $106 million of the transportation revenue bonds it issued in 2004 to accelerate projects across the state. The money was available when CDOT refinanced the bonds, which have an average interest rate of 1.42 percent. The interest on the original bonds ranged from 3.6 percent to 3.7 percent… Continue Reading CDOT refinances bonds, refunds $106M

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Springs airport receives $400,000 state grant

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The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport has received a grant from the Colorado Department of Aviation’s Division of Aeronautics for snow removal. The $400,000 grant will be used to partially fund the purchase of three pieces of equipment the airport needs to replace this year, said Gisela Shanahan, the airport’s assistant director of aviation for finance and… Continue Reading Springs airport receives $400,000 state grant

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Solar-powered road signs saving Springs money

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Solar powered speed zone signs in school zones have saved Colorado Springs $1 million, city traffic engineers say. The signs require less maintenance and are cheaper and quicker to install than traditional systems. The Colorado Department of Transportation also uses the solar powered signs in construction zones on major roadways. Read more here.

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Open house tonight to discuss bridge work

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is holding an open house tonight to talk about construction that will affect traffic on U.S. Highway 24 in the Ute Pass area. Contractors will be replacing a 79-year-old concrete bridge on eastbound U.S. 24, on the east side of Cascade. Construction will start in mid-September and traffic will be… Continue Reading Open house tonight to discuss bridge work

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Gordon named to CDOT aeronautics division

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David Gordon has been named director of the aeronautics division of the Colorado Department of Transportation. He will manage seven people who work directly with Colorado public-use airports as well as Colorado and national aviation associations to help improve aviation safety and operations. The division also oversees an annual discretionary grants program that awards revenues… Continue Reading Gordon named to CDOT aeronautics division

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