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CDOT Region 5 Installs New Highway Cameras – View on www.cotrip.org

March 6, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Nine new cameras -- and 14 more planned -- provide improved traveler information.

SOUTHWEST/SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO — Colorado Department of Transportation Region 5 (15 counties in southwest Colorado) has completed the installation of seven of nine total highway cameras that travelers can now access on CDOT’s traveler information site (www.cotrip.org) to view highway and weather conditions.

To date, seven cameras are in place and visible on COTRIP (choose the orange the “Devices” tab at the top and find the cameras on the map). The new cameras are at:  US 285/US 24 at Johnson Village, SH 17/US 285 at Villa Grove, SH 112/US 160 in Del Norte, SH 114 in Saguache, US 160/West Avenue in Alamosa, SH 17/US 285 in Antonito and US 160 on Yellow Jacket Pass east of Bayfield. Two more will be installed soon; one on SH 149 in Creede and another on SH 159 in San Luis, at the New Mexico border. Up to 14 more will be installed during a separate project expected to begin later this year; more information will be sent when that project begins and locations are identified.

“These additional cameras enable travelers to see the conditions on our roadways so they can make more informed travel choices,” CDOT Region 5 Transportation Director Kerrie Neet said.

The nine cameras and modems cost an approximate total of $14,000.

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