US 287 Reduced to One Lane North of Lafayette Starting Sunday Night

April 20, 2012 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Lane closure will last through Friday of next week while RTD repairs a railroad crossing.

Beginning Monday, April 23 at 2 a.m. (Sunday night going into Monday), the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be working in coordination with the Regional Transportation District (RTD) to perform emergency railroad repairs on the tracks north of Lafayette and State Highway 7 at mile marker 307. Due to track deterioration, the roadway has become a hazard to motorists and railings must be brought level with the highway as soon as possible.

From Monday through Friday of next week, CDOT will assist RTD crews as they bring the tracks level with the highway and eliminate the significant “bump” drivers experience when crossing the tracks. The existing rails will be removed and replaced, and new concrete will be poured to reconfigure the roadway.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both northbound and southbound directions and the speed limit will be reduced to 40 MPH through the work zone. Motorists should expect major delays of up to 30 minutes, are strongly urged to use alternative routes, and are urged to drive Slow for the Cone Zone.

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