Colorado Department Of Transportation

By: Bubbajunk.com

CDOT (Colorado Department Of Transportation)In 1909 the first highway bill was passed by forming a three-member Highway Commission to approve work and allocate funds for the same. Eight years later in 1917 the State Highway Fund was created and the State Highway Department was formed. Almost 40 years later a legislation reorganized highway matters and created the Division of Highways. In 1991 CDOH was renamed CDOT.

CDOT's has a mission and that is to provide the best multi-modal transportation system for Colorado to most effectively moves people, goods, and information as well. The Colorado Department of Transportation is responsible for 9,156-miles of highway including 3,714 bridges. Every year, this system takes care of over 26.1 billion vehicle miles of travel. Although the Interstate system accounts for only about 10 percent of the total mileage on the state system, 40 percent of all traveling takes place on Interstate highways. The highway construction program managed by CDOT is being built by private contractors. This partnership between government (CDOT) and business works well as the department strives to improve and expand the transportation system.

CDOT has a huge maintenance force to take care of the highway system from plowing snow to repairing the pavement. These men and women plowed 5.548 million miles of highway apart from repairing damage to roads using more than 330,371tons of asphalt and 1.97 million gallons of liquid asphalt in preservation activities. But CDOT is much more than roads and bridges. The Division of Aeronautics supports aviation interests statewide, including grants to help improve local airports. CDOTÂâ€Ã¢„¢s Transit Unit provides assistance to numerous transit systems in the state. And the Office of Transportation Safety helps local law enforcement agencies with special funds to apprehend drunk drivers and increase use of safety belts.

CDOT envisions enhancing the quality of life and the environment of the citizens of Colorado by creating an integrated transportation system that focuses on moving people and goods by offering convenient linkages among modal choices.