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Let's Go, Colorado! Proposition 110

Nobody enjoys traffic. Nobody sits in a rush hour jam and thinks, “I enjoy this.” Traffic delays you from getting to your destination. To home. To friends. To experiences. In the case of I-70 west, traffic can make you miss those experiences altogether. We all want reduced traffic congestion. If the Colorado population continues to grow our infrastructure needs to keep up. Currently, the Colorado...


The Flood Control District: Denver Metro Area's Best Kept Secret

You probably haven't heard of them, but the Flood Control District (Urban Drainage and Flood Control District) is an organization that was established in 1969 after the South Platte River flooded much of Denver. Denver’s rivers represented an unchecked flood risk and were also quite polluted. The Flood Control District was created by the State and covers the seven-county metro region of Denver:...


CDOT Receives Best in the West National Transportation Awards

CDOT cleaned up at the 2018 Western National Transportation Awards! Last week, consultants and representatives from 18 western state DOTs gathered in South Dakota for the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) annual meeting. Each year, the meeting closes with the western regional America’s Transportation Awards, where a total of nine projects are recognized...


CDOT on National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

Every year, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) helps bring attention to safety in work zones across the country. This year, we celebrate NWZAW April 9th - 13th, and the 2018 theme is "Work Zone Safety: Everybody's Responsibility".  Show your support for Work Zone Safety by wearing orange on April 11th! In February 2018, CDOT Maintenance Operator Nolan Olson lost his life after being struck...


Should Your Daughter Be A Civil Engineer? Author Revisits Article 50 Years Later - ASCE News

ASCE News featured an interesting piece on Women in the Civil Engineering Workplace. The story follows Judy Hamilton, PE, M.ASCE, who as a Young Member in 1968 wrote an article for Civil Engineering - ASCE Magazine titled, "Should Your Daughter Be a Civil Engineer". Judy is now approaching her 79th birthday and serves as a FEMA reservist. ASCE interviewed her to hear her thoughts on the article...


2018 ACEC Annual Meeting and Symposium

The 2018 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Annual Meeting and Symposium is scheduled for April 27th from 7:00am to 3:00pm at the Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver. This year, the theme of the meeting is: The Future of Engineering Companies: How Will Our Business Change? The ACEC Annual Meeting offers several presentations and panel discussions, networking opportunities, and an...


CDOT RoadX Bringing the Future of Transportation

CDOT RoadX is a program within CDOT dedicated to making Colorado a national leader in using innovative technology to make transportation safer, faster, and more connected than ever by teaming with public and industry partners. Travel in today's world has never been more accessible, but Colorado faces challenges ahead as it takes on maintaining an aging transportation system amid funding...


Denver's Green Infrastructure Guide Featured in Landscape Architect Magazine

Landscape Architect and Specifier News' January 2018 Edition (Vol 34, No. 1) focused on Sustainable Design and featured Denver's Ultra-Urban Green Infrastructure Guide. The guidance manual, developed for the City and County of Denver (CCD) and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD), provides a resource "for the design, installation, and maintenance of 'ultra-urban' water quality...


New Trail Section Opens at The Peaks to Plains Trail

The Peaks to Plains Trail, a key future state-wide connection, will gain another three quarters of a mile on Friday, September 29, 2017. This section adds more to the popular trail, which will eventually span the entirety of Clear Creek Canyon, all the way to Golden. In addition to the new trail, a developed recreation area and trailhead will open to the public in the part of the canyon known as...


The Little Dry Creek Project Wins The 2017 Grand Award for Engineering Excellence

The Little Dry Creek project won the 2017 Grand Award for Engineering Excellence at the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Management (CASFM) conference in Breckenridge September 19-22. Congratulations to the entire design team!  They have put heart and soul into this beautiful and functional project.  Congrats also to the City of Westminster, the lead sponsor, who showed the...


ACEC Colorado Scholarship Committee Will Award At Least $40,000 In Scholarships

The ACEC Colorado Scholarship Committee will award at least $40,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. Scholarship applications are due Jan. 12, 2018; visit www.acec-co.org for details.