Public meeting July 25 in Longmont for CO 66 Access Control Plan

July 22, 2019 - Draft plan to be presented; public input needed

The Colorado Department of Transportation is hosting an open house to present the Draft Colorado Highway 66 Access Control Plan.  

This plan is a component of the overall CO 66 Planning and Environmental Linkages Study from Lyons to Weld County Road 19.  The ACP is assessing all existing and proposed intersections and driveways along the highway and will recommend changes to the location and design of access points to improve safety and the movement of all forms of transportation.  

Recommendations in the ACP will be implemented over time as funding becomes available, as redevelopment occurs and as safety needs arise.

The open house will be: 

Thursday, July 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Longmont Senior Center, Room D & E, 910 Longs Peak Ave.

This meeting will be an open house format where participants can stop by at any time to learn about the methods and benefits of access management.  Participants can expect to learn more about what changes to access might be made along the planning corridor including:

  • Which access points might be consolidated, closed and/or moved 

  • What traffic movements might be restricted

  • How alternative routes, such as frontage roads, might be used to provide alternative access

  • Potential locations for traffic signals, roundabouts or interchanges

CDOT will be garnering feedback from participants through a comment card at the open house.  For those who cannot attend, the same questionnaire will be posted on the project website at:


The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.

  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.

  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

  • Be patient!


To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located 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. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.