US 85 from Brighton to Fort Lupton resurfacing project begins today

June 11, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - FORT LUPTON – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began construction on a 4.6-mile segment of northbound US 85 between Brighton and Fort Lupton in Weld County.

The project includes milling and resurfacing, replacing signs and adding new striping to the highway. A primary feature of the project will be the full reconstruction of the County Road (CR) 6 intersection with US 85, including asphalt and concrete paving and guardrail.

The new surface will improve safety and traffic flow through the corridor to meet existing and future travel demands. Aggregate Industries is the contractor for this $5.8 million project, which is expected to continue through September.

Schedule and Traffic Impacts
Normal working hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No night or weekend work is currently planned.

Single lane closures are expected and are likely to cause delays of up to 10 minutes. There will be a 12-foot vehicle width restriction through the work zone. Some 24-hour lane restrictions will occur on US 85 at the intersection with CR 6, along with closure of CR 6 east of US 85. During the intersection reconstruction, there will be limited access or full closure from CR 6 onto US 85, with detours in place.

The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph for both the safety of the traveling public as well as construction crews working along the highway. Fines may be doubled for speed violations through the construction zone.

Please use caution and stay alert while traveling through the construction zone. Follow flaggers’ directions and reduced posted speed limits.

If you have questions about the project, contact the Public Information Team. You will receive a response within 24 hours. Email: [email protected] Phone: 720-408-4288.