Government, Business, Safety

State, Federal Funds to Improve 1-70 Mountain Corridor in Colorado

I-70 mountain project Colorado Department of Transportation

A $700 million project to improve a notorious mountain bottleneck on Interstate 70 in Colorado is being lauded by stakeholders in the state and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Interstate 70 in Colorado Partially Reopens

Colorado Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (center) and CDOT Director Shoshana Lew (left) speak with other officials and members of the media while observing the damage and repairs. (CDOT)

A portion of the heavily traveled Interstate 70 in Colorado that was damaged by mudslides is now open to traffic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2021
Business, Logistics

Mudslides Close 46 Miles of I-70 in Colorado

A construction worker tries to clear a path near a highway sign on I-70 A bulldozer attempts to clear mud near a highway sign for an upcoming exit. (9News/YouTube)

DENVER, Colo. — Mudslides from heavy rains caused “extreme damage” to Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colo., Aug. 1, and transportation officials closed the road and advised long-distance truckers to detour north onto Interstate 80 through Wyoming.

August 2, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Colorado Partners Release Truck Safety Video for I-70 Travel

Interstate 70 Hanging Lake Tunnel near Glenwood Springs, Colorado A look at the eastbound entrance to of the Interstate 70 Hanging Lake Tunnel near Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Willowpix/Getty Images)

As a way to educate truckers, the Colorado Department of Transportation released a video on the challenges and best practices associated with navigating Interstate 70’s mountainous terrain.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2020
Government, Business

Colorado Partners Press On With I-70 Interchange Project

Denver Intl Airport Denver International Airport (arinahabich/Getty Images)

The Transportation Commission of Colorado approved a resolution to advance an interchange project along Interstate 70 near Denver International Airport, which will include multimodal features to improve the movement of goods and people.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

US Capitol Christmas Tree Photo Gallery

From harvesting, to transport, to arrival in D.C., to the lighting, check out photos of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree's journey from the forests of Colorado to the nation's capital.

November 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Colorado Carrier Apex Transportation to Deliver Capitol Christmas Tree

Apex Transportation tractor This year’s truck is a Christmas-themed Kenworth T680 flatbed equipped with a 76-inch sleeper and a Paccar powertrain featuring the MX-13 engine. The 80-foot trailer is being provided by Hale Trailer. (James Edward Mills)

Apex Transportation, founded in 1996 and based in Henderson, Colo., was chosen to haul this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree from Colorado to Washington, D.C.

Aaron Perryman | Content Manager
November 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado DOT Starts Work on Military Access Project

Colorado Route 94 near Colorado Springs State Route 94 is the main road connecting Colorado Springs, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force base. (Colorado Department of Transportation)

Colorado is beginning work on the Military Access, Mobility and Safety Improvement Project, which is meant to improve the infrastructure that serves the military bases in Colorado Springs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado DOT to Expand Truck Parking at Two Rest Areas

U.S. Route 160 in Colorado U.S. Route 160 in Colorado near Wolf Creek Pass. Expanded parking at the Shaw Creek rest area could come in handy for truckers when Wolf Creek Pass is closed due to weather, crashes, rockfalls or avalanches. (Getty Images)

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting a project to expand truck parking availability at two rest areas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado Infrastructure Receives C- on Latest ASCE Report Card

Colorado Traffic backs up on Interstate 70 near Silvethorne, Colo. (Thomas Peipert/Associated Press)

Colorado’s infrastructure earned a C-minus on its recent report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 3, 2020