Traffic Light Replacement to Begin at Main and Platte on Monday in Fort Morgan

January 3, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will likely impact Fort Morgan traffic for six weeks.

WELD COUNTY — On Monday, January 6, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a traffic signal replacement and upgrade project at the intersection of Main Street and Platte Avenue (also known as the intersection of US 34 and State Highway 52) in Fort Morgan. The project is expected to last five to six weeks, and is likely to cause some traffic disruptions and delays at this busy junction. Although the intersection will not be closed, right-hand lanes on both thoroughfares will be shut down at times to provide proper safety zones for workers.

CDOT will be removing and replacing the old traffic signals and poles to upgraded equipment with new mast-style poles like those installed during previous CDOT projects at the West Street and Sherman Street intersections along Platte Avenue. Some additional underground utility work and curb-and-gutter replacement is also part of the project plans.

Traffic control signage will be in place throughout the project and may be adjusted as the work proceeds. Motorists are advised to use extra caution in this area during the construction work and avoid the intersection if possible, as delays are possible. CDOT urges all drivers to go Slow for the Cone Zone!

W.L. Contractors Inc. is the contractor for this $243,000 project.

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