CDOT expands free roadside assistance program

Posted at 11:27 AM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 13:27:00-05

The Colorado Department of Transportation is expanding its free roadside assistance to Interstate 25 in northern Colorado.

The Motorist Safety Program provides drivers of passenger vehicles with free services such as changing flat tires, transferring fuel or water, jump starts, short-distance towing, accident scene protection and minor mechanical assistance. 

Crews will patrol I-25 between State Highway 66 near Longmont and State Highway 14 in the Fort Collins area from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Crews are dispatched from CDOT’s Traffic Operations Center in Golden and also respond to requests from the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement.  

The program has operated in the Denver area and along I-70, west of Denver, for several years.  Due to its effectiveness at enhancing driver safety and reducing congestion and delay times along numerous corridors, CDOT recently expanded it to include both northern Colorado and the Colorado Springs area.