Traffic signal replacement in Loveland begins next week

February 28, 2020 - Northeastern Colorado

LOVELAND – In early March, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin modernizing the traffic signals at the following six intersections in downtown Loveland:

  • N Lincoln Avenue (northbound US 287) at E 5th Street

  • N Lincoln Avenue (northbound US 287) at E 6th Street

  • N Lincoln Avenue (northbound US 287) at E 7th Street

  • Cleveland Avenue (southbound US 287) at E 5th Street

  • Cleveland Avenue (southbound US 287) at E 6th Street

  • Cleveland Avenue (southbound US 287) at E 7th Street

Enhancements include upgrades to traffic and pedestrian signals, closed-circuit television cameras for traffic surveillance and fiber optic cable and communications systems improvements. 

As part of CDOT’s “Whole System―Whole Safety” initiative, the goal of the project is to improve traffic flow and enhance pedestrian safety at the crosswalks. 


Work will begin on Monday, March 2, at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and E 7th Street, with the project moving south toward 5th Street. Once work is completed on Cleveland Avenue, construction will shift to Lincoln Avenue and 5th Street and continue northbound. 

During this project, travelers may experience lane restrictions and a speed limit reduction at the intersections. However, one lane of traffic will remain open at all times. Activities will also require temporary sidewalk closures with pedestrian detours in place. 

Work will take place Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Nighttime operations may be scheduled for the mast arm installation over the traffic lanes.



  • Timeline: March to late August 2020 

  • Contractor: W.L. Contractors

  • Project Cost: $1.6 million


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.