Work to Begin on SH 85 North of Ault on June 15

June 8, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Road surface replacement will result in smoother ride.

WELD COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation on June 15 will begin work on SH 85 from Ault to the Wyoming state line to resurface the roadway, add shoulders, rumble strips, pipe work, road closure gates at Ault and Nunn, and a weather station at Nunn.

Project work begins at mile marker 281 and extends approximately 30 miles north to the Wyoming state line at mile marker 309.5. All work on the project will be completed by Oct. 15, 2016. Connell Resources of Fort Collins will perform as prime contractor on this $19 million project.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Travelers should expect delays on SH 85 during road improvements. Pilot cars will direct travelers through the single-lane closures. Construction work hours will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. No night or weekend work is planned. Speeds will be reduced to 40 mph through the project and width restrictions of 12 feet will be in place during working hours.

Motorists need to be aware of possible traffic stops along the highway for up to 15 minutes. For project updates, please email [email protected], call the project hotline at 970-373-1584 or log on to the project website:

For information about other CDOT projects, the public may log on to CDOT’S traveler information web site at, or call 511 from anywhere in the state. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone!