The Fremont County Department of Transportation is responsible for the maintenance and construction of those roadway and drainage structure assets sustained through the direct and indirect efforts of Fremont County. We strive to be effective and efficient in the management of the transportation related infrastructure as needed within the public right-of-way of Fremont County maintained roads.
The Fremont County DOT will begin closing roadways in preparation of scheduled work. The following closures will take place:
CR 78 closed from Monday, 2/27/17 thru Monday 3/27/17
One Lane bypass located at MM 0.5 will be built for travel.
CR 132 closed from Monday 3/6/17 thru Thursday 4/6/17
One lane bypass located at MM 7.5 will be built for travel.
CR 47 closed from Monday 2/13/17 thru Monday 3/13/17
Closed to thru traffic, will be open to local traffic only south of the rail road viaduct
CR 45 closed from Monday 2/13/17 thru Monday 3/13/17
Closed at the intersection of CR 47, access will be limited to where CR 45 meets HWY 50 at Coaldale (MM239) and Howard (MM233.5)
Yearly Project Reports
The Fremont County Department of Transportation would like to thank all of our volunteers and sponsors for the work and help they provided in our sixth annual Equipment Road-e-o.
Our judges, timers, helpers and volunteers were: Kyrie Ortega, Alex Leavitt, (they did a great job!) Don Alder, Annette Ortega, Grant Chess, Paul Garrett, Daniel Lambrecht, Mark Mitchell, Mike Schrader, Bill Lennox, Tony Falgien, Blake Webb, Sean Murray, Joel Hamilton, Doran Ballard, Rod Page, Debbie Chess, and Mark Stacy. Our announcer was Kim Fazzino, and our coordinator was Sterling Rife. Thank you to CSU Extension for making our lunch, Lisa Hall for taking pictures, and Tommy Covington and the Commissioners for the use of the arena, and CDOT for use of the highway sign.
A special thank you goes out to all our sponsors: 4-Rivers Equipment, Service Uniform, Tezak, Big R, GMCO, Skyline Steel, Fremont Paving, and Pueblo Brake & Clutch.
We thank our 40 entrants from City of Cañon City, Chaffee County, Fremont County DOT, Pueblo Public Works, Teller County, Town of Rockvale, and Fremont Sanitation District. We enjoyed spending time with and getting to know everyone. We hope you all had a good time.
Thank you all for making our sixth annual equipment road-e-o a success and we hope to see you all again next year!! The turnout was great and we enjoyed the event!
EQUIPMENT ROAD-E-O WINNERS CIRCLE
|1st Place Grader:||Bryan Boyer/Pueblo Public Works|
|2nd Place Grader:||Jeff Harper/Teller County|
|1st Place Loader:||Jason Cooper/City of Cañon City|
|2nd Place Loader:||Bryan Boyer/Pueblo Public Works|
|1st Place Excavator:||Scott Hileman/Fremont County DOT|
|2nd Place Excavator:||Robert Criner/Town of Rockvale|
|Overall Champion:||Bryan Boyer w/Pueblo Public Works|
|Reserve Champion:||Adam Bosch/Teller County|
Conserving Water While Maintaining Roads
There have been concerns by Fremont County residents about the water used for roadway maintenance during such drought conditions.
While we are conserving water as much as possible, it is necessary to apply water to the roads for some of the more critical operations-such as dust suppressant and major blading/grading operations. Water preserves the gravel on the road and holds the road together both during and after blading, as well as keeping the dust down. If water was not used while blading, we would be sending our crews back out to blade the next day-thereby wasting even more manpower and equipment hours. We are not using the water merely as a dust suppressant-which would be wasteful. We are mindful of the issue and are conserving our resources and budget dollars as best we can. Anyone wishing to discuss road issues or concerns may contact FCDOT directly at 275-2047.