The state says careless and distracted drivers are a big part of the problem.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
In 1968, the project was a massive undertaking and resulted in the highest point on the US Interstate system, sitting at an elevation of more than 11,000 feet.
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Mike Lewis "brings an incredible transportation background to CDOT at a time when our state is faced with significant transportation challenges," Hickenlooper said.
Places like Denver, Aurora, Douglas County, even Sterling, need firefighters, plumbers, chemists, mechanics and police officers
Colorado could soon see hyper fast travel along the Front Range. CDOT is studying the issue.
Kiewit/Meridiam Partners is CDOT’s top choice to finance, design, build, operate and maintain the Central 70 Project
Wildlife collisions are up by 50 percent in Colorado, but on one stretch of highway they've dropped by almost 90 percent after a CDOT project built animal bridges and tunnels.
The Federal Highway Administration says the plan is less discriminatory than the alternatives.
The state's transportation director says there's an "epidemic of distracted driving" in Colorado. Automakers and local entrepreneurs are developing new technology that seeks to curb the trend.