Lane and Speed Reductions Start Monday on CO 402 & CR 9E Intersection Improvements Project

LOVELAND—The Colorado Department of Transportation began work this month to reconstruct the Colorado Highway (CO) 402 and County Road (CR) 9E intersection. This work will improve safety and maneuverability for motorists at the intersection.

Work began in mid-April and is expected to last approximately three months, through June. CDOT has contracted with Coulson Excavating of Loveland for this $1 million project.

Beginning on Monday, April 17, motorists can expect travel lanes along the approximately half-mile stretch of CO 402 to be reduced to one lane, along with a speed reduction from 55 mph to 40 mph. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic, and delays are expected.

"We are excited about the realignment work being done to the intersection of CO 402 and CR 9E, because it will not only improve safety and traffic flow for commuters, large vehicles and trucks, but also improve the flow of stormwater under the highway during storms," said CDOT Project Engineer Nathan Silberhorn.

Normal working hours for this project are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. No weekend work is expected.

The first phase of the project began with the removal of existing vegetation to prepare for the expansion of the intersection. Next, crews will move and place the dirt required for the new asphalt deceleration and acceleration lanes, a turn lane for eastbound commuters, and a new realignment of CR 9E. During the final phases of the project, the area will be reseeded with vegetation, and striping and new signage will be installed.

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