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To enhance the quality of life and the environment of the citizens of Colorado by creating an integrated transportation system that focuses on safely moving people, goods and information by offering convenient linkages among modal choices.


To provide the best multimodal transportation system for Colorado that most effectively and safely moves people, goods, and information.


The Division of Engineering is led by the Chief Engineer and is responsible for integrated transportation program development functions including planning, engineering, design, and construction. Reporting to the Chief Engineer are CDOT’s Division of Transportation Development, Division of Project Support, Office of Property Management, Office of Civil Rights & Business Resource Center, Office of Program Management, and the Central Interstate 70 Project Team.


The Division of Maintenance & Operations was created in 2019 by combining maintenance and operations functions of the state highway system to provide a coordinated response from both functional areas to improve efficiency and safety. The Division is responsible for coordinating the Department’s maintenance program, implementing low-cost, high-value operational improvements for the highway system, providing asset management for various ancillary assets of the department, and managing the Department’s vehicle fleet.


The Division of Accounting & Finance is responsible for producing CDOT’s annual budget, under the direction for the Colorado Transportation Commission. Additionally, the Division forecasts transportation funding revenue from the Highway Users Trust Fund, manages federal aid billing, providing department accounting services, and manages the department’s procurement process.


The Division of Aeronautics supports aviation interests statewide, by awarding and administering grants to help improve Colorado’s 74 airports, funded by aviation fuel tax receipts. The Division operates under the guidance of the Colorado Aeronautical Board.

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