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Eastbound traffic delays on I-76 begin March 9 west of Fort Morgan

February 28, 2020 - Northeastern Colorado

MORGAN COUNTY — On March 9, the Colorado Department of Transportation and ABCO Contracting, Inc. will begin work on eastbound Interstate 76 west of Fort Morgan, which will cause minor daytime delays through April 17. 

Crews will remove and replace concrete panels that need repair. Additionally, crews will lay down permanent striping. This $818,000 project will provide a safer and smoother experience for the travelling public.

TRAVEL IMPACTS

Motorists can expect eastbound traffic delays on I-76 from Mile Point 69 to MP 77 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be speed reductions to 55 mph, as well as width restrictions to 12 feet. These delays will be in effect between March 9 and April 17. Motorists should expect delays during the scheduled work hours. Work is expected to be completed by April 17, weather permitting.

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PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE

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!

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.  

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.

ABOUT CDOT

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.  

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