CDOT seeks input on the future of CO 52 through Sept. 17

August 27, 2020 - Northeastern Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation is requesting public input on a study that is seeking to address congestion, safety and other issues on Colorado Highway 52 in Boulder and Weld Counties. 

The online public engagement opportunity will be open for public “visitors” through Sept. 17. Due to current limitations on public events during the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), CDOT will provide virtual opportunities for public engagement. If a neighbor or stakeholder does not have access to a computer, all information on the project is available by calling the project hotline phone number. To be added to the project/study email list, please contact the project at 720-336-0187. CDOT encourages public input on all projects.  

The site will provide the public with information on the project and offer opportunities for visitors to provide their input via surveys, comment forms and interactive mapping. The public engagement opportunity can be found at

About the project

The CO 52 Planning and Environmental Linkages Study/Access Control Plan will provide a long-term vision for the CO 52 corridor. The project team is conducting a thorough analysis of the corridor conditions that will highlight deficiencies, safety and operational issues, and potential environmental concerns. The recommended solutions should alleviate transportation problems, reflect community needs and values, and have local agency support. The CO 52 PEL / ACP was launched in the Spring of 2020 and will conclude in the Fall of 2021.

CO 52 Project MapThe project extends 41.6 miles along CO 52 (MP 0 to MP 42), from CO 119 north of Boulder to CO 79 east of Hudson. CO 52 is a major east-west connection corridor for a region which is experiencing growth in residential and commercial development. Additionally, the corridor provides critical east-west access from residential and rural areas to business centers, as well as commercial freight from industrial centers along the corridor.

To contact the team:

Hotline: 720-336-0187

Email: [email protected]

Mailing Contact: 

c/o Jeffrey Range
4696 Broadway #3
Boulder, CO 80304

Further information and updates about the PEL/ACP study can be found on the project website,

If you would like to request hard copy materials of the meeting information, please email ([email protected]) or call (720-336-0187) us at your convenience.


Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, road maintenance and construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing, wearing face masks, staying at home when possible, and avoiding nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.  


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.