Aging Sign Structures Set for Replacement

CDOT and prime contractor, WL Contractors Inc., will replace five overhead sign bridges and cantilever sign structures along I-25, I-70 and I-76 between late February and June. The majority of the work will be performed during the day outside of travel lanes. The project will also require intermittent, overnight lane closures (Sunday through Thursday). Motorists should expect short-term traffic impacts in each of the following three work zones while sign structure work takes place. 

County Offers Resource to Properly Retire American Flags

Residents wanting to properly retire American flags can now drop off torn and tattered flags at all six Adams County Motor Vehicle locations. Flags can be placed in the ballot drop-off boxes outside each location now through October.

Flags collected from the boxes will be given to the Fort Vazquez Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). The NSDAR will perform a proper flag retirement ceremony.

Adams County Burn Restriction

Burn Restriction for Adams County

Burn Restriction for Adams County

The Adams County Sheriff, Michael T. McIntosh, has issued a Level 2 Burn Restriction for Adams County, effective immediately and until further notice, due to the severe dry conditions within the county.


 The following acts are prohibited in unincorporated Adams County until further notice:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire or campfire.


Homelessness Report Presented to Commissioners

The results of research into homelessness in Adams County were presented to the Board of Commissioners during a February 7, 2017 study session at the Government Center in Brighton. 

Members of the University of Denver's School of Social Work and the Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness presented the results of their research along with recommendations.

Click here to view the report.


Adams County Hires Oil and Gas Inspector

Adam Kraich has joined the Adams County Community and Economic Development (CED) Department as Oil and Gas Inspector. In this role, Kraich will be responsible for field inspections, complaint response, guidance and outreach, and enforcement of county regulations.

I-76 at US 85 Reconstruction Project

On Wednesday, Feb. 8 starting at 8 p.m., motorists should expect delays overnight on eastbound I-76 while crews shift travel lanes onto new detour pavement. Eastbound I-76 will be reduced to a single lane from 8 p.m. on Wednesday until 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Highway Wall Repairs

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner, Hamilton Construction Company, will soon begin repairing damaged retaining and sound walls at nine locations throughout the Denver metropolitan area. Repairs range from replacing damaged blocks to culvert cleaning to concrete patching. The most extensive work will occur at Interstate 70 / Carr Street, the Regional Transportation District Nine Mile Station, and US Highway 287 / Emma Street.

Adams County Joins MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge to Create More Effective Justice System

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced that the Adams County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) is one of 20 jurisdictions joining the Safety and Justice Challenge, a national $100 million initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Adams County and the other jurisdictions will design and test innovative local justice reforms designed to safely drive down jail usage and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in their local justice systems.