LCR 20 bridge work will require I-25 full nighttime closure on July 27

Travel Advisory

July 22, 2020 - Northeastern Colorado

LOVELAND The Colorado Department of Transportation continues work on the new Larimer County Road 20 bridge over I-25.  When construction is complete in late 2020, the new LCR 20 bridge will include turn lanes in each direction to ease traffic congestion. The new concrete bridge deck will be poured during nighttime hours on July 27.


  • Northbound and southbound I-25 full closure between US Highway 34 and Colorado Highway 402 from 9 p.m., July 27, until 5 a.m., July 28.  

    • Southbound traffic will exit I-25 at US 34, head west to Colorado Highway 287, proceed south on CO 287 to CO 402 and east on CO 402 to the southbound I-25 on-ramp.

    • Northbound traffic will exit I-25 at CO 402, head east to County Road 13, proceed north on CR 13 to US 34 and west on US 34 to the northbound I-25 on-ramp.

CDOT’s commitment to highway safety through their Whole System Whole Safety initiative deems these closures necessary to protect motorists from potential danger posed by overhead work and equipment staged on the roadway as they travel along I-25.

The I-25 North Express Lanes: Johnstown to Fort Collins Project will increase capacity by adding an Express Lane in both directions, constructing inside and outside shoulders, and replacing aging 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, and improve interchanges at CO 402, Prospect Road and US 34.


More information about this project is available 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.

  • Don’t drive distracted. Don’t use mobile devices such as phones while driving.

  • 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!


Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, 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 and practice social distancing, wear face masks, stay at home when possible, and avoid nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.


In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative 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 inter-regional express service. Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s multimodal mobility options.