I-25 North Express Lanes: Johnstown to Fort Collins Project upcoming closures slated for May; Public meeting April 17

April 9, 2019 - Northeastern Colorado - Weekend full closure of CO 392 on-ramp to northbound I-25 and a 120-day full closure of CO 402 under I-25 scheduled for May; public invited to meeting about closures.

LOVELAND Construction on the I-25 North Express Lanes: Johnstown to Fort Collins Project will require full closures in May to complete some major elements of the project.

To ensure everyone gets all their questions answered about this work, a public meeting is scheduled to discuss the closures on April 17, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Ranch Events Center Complex, 5280 Arena Circle in Loveland. The agenda includes information about construction activities, closures and detour routes. The team will answer questions from the community, local businesses and residents.

Weekend closure for CO 392 ramps …

In order to remove and replace the existing ramp and minimize construction impacts to the community, construction crews will require a full closure of the northbound I-25 on-ramp from Colorado Highway 392 beginning at 9 p.m. on May 3, until 5 a.m. on May 6.

This weekend closure eliminates the need to schedule more than 20 overnight closures to accomplish the same scope of work and allows crews to work faster and safer.

“We know this will be a short-term inconvenience for residents, but we are continually looking at ways to lessen the overall impact and speed up construction,” said CDOT Construction Manager Chris Boespflug. “This is safer for our crews and for the traveling public as well.”

This closure was originally planned in October but had to be moved due to weather.

Detour Information

CO 392

For access to northbound I-25 from CO 392 during the closure, detour east on CO 392 to County Road 5. Turn north on County Road 5 and continue for three miles to Harmony Road. Turn left onto Harmony Road and proceed west to the northbound I-25 on-ramp.

CO 402 closure slated for May 7 to last 120 days …

To support reconstruction of a new interchange at CO 402 and I-25, the project team will close CO 402 under I-25 for a total of 120 days beginning the night of May 7. CO 402 will be fully closed from the southbound I-25 on- and off-ramps to the new Southeast Frontage Road.

Detour Information

CO 402

For northbound I-25 access from the west side of I-25 on CO 402, take southbound I-25 to CO 60 (Exit 254), turn left and continue back onto northbound I-25.

For eastbound CO 402 access, continue on southbound I-25 to CO 60, then take ramp to northbound I-25 and exit CO 402 eastbound.

For southbound I-25 access from the east side of I-25 on CO 402, take northbound I-25 to US 34/Eisenhower Blvd (Exit 257), turn left and continue back onto southbound I-25.

For westbound CO 402 access, continue on northbound I-25 to US 34 /Eisenhower Blvd (Exit 257), then take the ramp to southbound I-25 and exit CO 402 westbound.


The I-25 North Express Lanes: Johnstown to Fort Collins Project will increase capacity and improve safety by adding an Express Lane in both directions, replacing four aging bridges and widening four additional bridges. The project will also improve multimodal access to regional transit to promote mode shift, improve bus service performance by adding new bus slip ramps from I-25 to the new Park-n-Ride at Kendall Parkway, create new pedestrian and bicycle access under I-25 at Kendall Parkway and construct new bridges over the Cache la Poudre River, allowing for the future completion of the regional trail. The project is expected to be completed in 2021.

For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 720-593-1996, email the team at [email protected], or visit the project website and sign up for updates at https://www.codot.gov/projects/north-i-25/johnstown-to-fort-collins/johnstown-fort-collins. For information on travel conditions, visit COTrip.org, sign up for email alerts, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/coloradodot.

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices throughout Colorado and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and airports, and administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Gov. Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.