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Old 05-07-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Drove home on I-70 and 25 from the airport on Saturday night, during the rain. It's May and there are still worn away, barely visible lines between lanes.

And they was to spend $150 million to put a section of I-70 between Brighton and Colorado below ground level?!
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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What's wrong with CDOT?
Everything unless there's a sinkhole that makes national news and Matt Lauer is talking about it.

There was once a 2 foot deep by 3 feet wide pothole on the eastbound 270 flyover for two months. During this time I witness two accidents and 4 flat tires. I called Stacey Stegman and friends three times sharing my concern. I think after the 4-car accident they finally had to pull the trigger and Band Aid (fill) it.

Oh, and widen 270, the only four lane highway in the metro area that serves as many cars as it does during rush hour? Never going to happen.

The best part is the time of day they choose to do/not to do construction.

And don't get me started on the spotty (that's generous) snow removal ice combating operations and how they compare to other cold weather cities. I don't miss CDOT whatsoever.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Drove home on I-70 and 25 from the airport on Saturday night, during the rain. It's May and there are still worn away, barely visible lines between lanes.

And they was to spend $150 million to put a section of I-70 between Brighton and Colorado below ground level?!
CO is a low tax state, and we have the crappy roads to prove it! I drive I-70 several days per week into downtown and it amazes me how horrible this freeway is. Crumbling bridges, pot holes, patches here and there, you can't see the lines, and it can't handle the volume.

They should have replaced/widened it a decade ago. I guess the plan is to make it 5 lanes in each direction, which would be good. All of the 25 that they've re-done is pretty nice. Now they just need to fix the 70, 270, 76, and finish widening the 225.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:25 PM
 
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T-REX was completed ahead of time and under budget. Where's the love?
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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T-REX was completed ahead of time and under budget. Where's the love?
Yeah, T-REX is pretty sweet. Then just need to T-REX every other freeway in Denver!
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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C470 needs to be widened as well going West from I25.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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C470 needs to be widened as well going West from I25.
Yeah, I got stuck in that mess through HR once. So in reality, every freeway other than I-25 needs to be widened throughout the metro area.

I'd personally be willing to pay at tax for that to happen.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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Yeah, T-REX is pretty sweet. Then just need to T-REX every other freeway in Denver!
Well, they are trying. I-25 from Broadway to Speer; and I-225, about 20 years late, is finally getting three lanes in each direction.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:20 PM
 
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I-25 lane markings were invisible in the rain tonight. Worse than that, actually, because the old painted over lane markings sometimes showed up better than the real ones. The problem with CDOT is that in anything other than sunshine, Colorado roads are not safe.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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When we flew out here from NC to interview for jobs we arrived past midnight from the airport. We were in a rental, it was raining, and there were no reflectors OR visible lanes on I-70. Our only saving grace was that there was no one else on the road at 2am during the week.

I25 needs another lane in each direction north of downtown. I'm always stuck in traffic going nowhere everywhere on 25 though, north, south, and within downtown.

I think a lot more people would use the tollway portions of 470 if the tolls were cheaper or nonexistent, I know I would. That freeway is always empty.
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