Highway Improvement Project Begins Monday on Southbound I-25 North of Fort Collins

June 7, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project will help extend the life of the highway and create smoother drive for motorists.

LARIMER/WELD COUNTIES — On Monday, June 10, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a highway improvement project on the southbound lanes of I-25 north of State Highway 14 from mile marker (MM) 269 to MM 282 near the Wyoming state line.

“This project will help us extend the life of the interstate,” said Project Engineer Ben Rowles. “Additionally, motorists will notice a smoother ride and fewer bumps as they drive this section of highway.”

Work on the project will include replacing slabs of concrete, using a process called diamond grinding to smooth out panels that will not be replaced, and replacing guardrail in some areas as necessary. Crews will be working Mondays through Fridays during daylight hours, and a 24/7 lane closure will be in place where work is underway. A reduction in speed will occur, but no delays are expected. Motorists are encouraged to build in extra travel time if driving through the project, and are urged to drive Slow for the Cone Zone!

Scott Contracting is the contractor for this $2.3 million project, which is scheduled for completion in October 2013.

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