Eastbound I-76 to Close at 96th Avenue Overnight on Sunday and Monday

ADAMS COUNTY—For two consecutive nights starting Sunday, Aug. 27, crews will temporarily close eastbound Interstate 76 at 96th Avenue to all traffic as they install an overhead sign structure and place large sign panels as part of the I-76 at US Highway 85 reconstruction project.

At 10 p.m. on Sunday, all eastbound motorists will detour off I-76 at 96th Avenue (exit 11). Eastbound I-76 will reopen by 5:30 a.m. the following morning. All work is weather-dependent, and the schedule is subject to change.

Lane closures will begin as early as 7 p.m. before the 10 p.m. full closures.

Closure Times & Dates

  • 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 to 5:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28
  • 10 p.m. Monnday, Aug. 28 to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29

Detour Routes

  • Northbound US 85 will be inaccessible directly from eastbound I-76.
  • All eastbound motorists will detour off I-76 at 96th Avenue (exit 11).
  • To access eastbound I-76: Drive east (right) on 96th Avenue and then north (left) on CO 2 for approximately four miles to access the next eastbound I-76 on-ramp.
  • To access northbound US 85: Drive west (left) on 96th Avenue, north (right) on Brighton Road, east (right) on 104th Avenue and north (left) onto US 85.

Project Info

CDOT and contractor partner Villalobos Concrete, Inc., will continue work through late 2017. Temporary barrier, which separates motorists from adjacent construction activities, narrows the width of the highway and restricts vehicles to a width of 11 feet. During construction, the speed limit is reduced to 55 mph and fines are doubled.

This project will improve the geometry of the westbound I-76 curve where the interstate joins southbound US 85. This transition area will be upgraded to current design standards to improve safety and traffic flow. An additional travel lane from southbound US 85 to 96th Avenue will be built with the project. Portions of I-76 will also be replaced with new concrete pavement. Additional project features include improved roadway drainage, lighting and water quality measures. This $10 million improvement project is partially funded by FASTER Safety funds.

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