Colorado DOT launches service patrol program along I-70; 2005 operating costs are $1.5 million.

4 March 2005
Denver,Colorado,United States

Summary Information

Beginning as a pilot project in 1993, Colorado Department of Transportation continues to support the Mile High Courtesy Patrol in the Denver metropolitan area. Services provided by the courtesy patrol program are contracted out. For 2005, the program operates at $1.5 million with federal funds. Two tow trucks patrol the following highways segments:
    • I-25 from 104th Avenue to Alameda
    • US 36 from I-25 to Wadsworth
    • I-70 from Sheridan Boulevard to Pena Boulevard
    • I-225 from I-70 to Parker Road
    • US 6 (6th Avenue) from I-25 to Kipling Street
    • C-470 from I-25 to Wadsworth Boulevard
    • I-270 (Only if requested by law enforcement, or if there is a major incident)
Hours of operation are weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Services provided by the patrol include: towing, mechanical repairs, flat tire replacement, and protecting an incident/breakdown scene from highway traffic.

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Colorado Department of Transportation Launches Courtesy Patrol on I-70 West

Author: Colorado Department of Transportation

Published By: Colorado Department of Transportation website, Press Release

Source Date: 4 March 2005


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$1.5 million annually.


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Transportation Management Center (TM)


freeway service patrol, courtesy patrols, highway helpers, freeway service patrols

Cost ID: 2006-00101