Safety Improvements Project to Begin Monday in Fort Lupton

July 3, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project will improve intersection of US 85 and Weld County Road 16.

WELD COUNTY — Beginning Monday, July 9, 2012, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a safety improvements project in Fort Lupton at the intersection of US 85 and Weld County Road (WCR) 16.

In order to create safer turns to and from US 85 in Fort Lupton, CDOT will reconfigure the intersection of US 85 and WCR 16, and will install cable rail and guardrail to reduce instances of vehicles having accidents that involve median crossovers. A public meeting was held in April to prepare residents and businesses of the upcoming project since WCR will be closed during construction. The project is expected to last until the summer of 2013.

Scott Construction is the contractor for this $3 million project, which was funded by Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER) fees, which are dedicated to improving safety and replacing poor bridges.

Motorists should plan for minor delays on both directions of US 85 starting later this month and are urged to build extra travel time. As previously mentioned, WCR 16 will be completely closed during construction, and access to local businesses will require alternative routes. Work will take place on the project Mondays through Fridays from roughly 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work will be done with inside/median lane closures in both directions. Some turning restriction may apply. Motorists are reminded to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone throughout the work zone.

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