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I-25 closure planned for Saturday night and into Sunday morning between CO 402 and US 34 for bridge demolition

March 2, 2020 - Northeastern Colorado - Larimer County Road 20 over I-25 to be closed through August

LOVELAND – The I-25 North Express Lanes Johnstown to Fort Collins Project will require a full closure of I-25 between Colorado Highway 402 and US 34 for the demolition of the Larimer County Road 20 bridge over I-25. The full I-25 closure will be in effect from 9 p.m., Saturday, March 7, until 10 a.m., Sunday, March 8.

Detour Information

Northbound traffic will exit I-25 at CO 402, head east to County Road 13, proceed north on County Road 13 to US 34 and west on US 34 to the northbound I-25 on-ramp. Commercial truck traffic will detour east on CO 402 to Colorado Highway 257 north and west on US 34

Southbound traffic will exit I-25 at US 34, head east to County Road 13, proceed south on County Rd 13 to CO 402 and west on CO 402 to the southbound I-25 on-ramp. Commercial truck traffic will detour east on US 34 to CO 257 south and west on 37th Street (CO 402).

The project will require an extended closure of LCR 20 Bridge over I-25 to reconstruct and widen the bridge. This closure will begin Saturday morning at 7 a.m., March 7, and continue through August 2020.

Detour Information - Larimer County Road 20 over I-25:

Northbound traffic will continue on Boyd Lake to US 34, then turn east and continue over I-25.

Southbound traffic will continue south on Boyd Lake to County Road 9E and continue south to CO 402 then turn east and continue over I-25.

An extended closure of the Southeast Frontage Road between Lucy Lane and the Great Western Railroad Crossing will also take place on Monday morning March 9 to reconstruct the Southeast Frontage Road and the Frontage Road bridge over the Big Thompson. This closure will also be in effect through August 2020.

Detour Information - Southeast Frontage Road:

Southeast Frontage Road traffic, south of Big Thompson River, will detour south on the Southeast Frontage Road to CO 402, turn west and continue to the northbound I-25 on-ramp. Southeast Frontage Road traffic north of CR 20 will detour north on the Southeast Frontage Road to Ronald Reagan Boulevard and turn east. At Thompson Parkway, turn north and continue to US 34, turn west and continue to the southbound I-25 on-ramp.

CDOT’s commitment to highway safety, through their Whole System Whole Safety initiative, deems this reconstruction necessary to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network.

Project Information 

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.

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. Gov. Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options. 

For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 720-593-1996, email the team at [email protected], or visit the project website and sign up for updates at https://www.codot.gov/projects/north-i-25/johnstown-to-fort-collins/johnstown-fort-collins. For information on travel conditions, visit COTrip.org, sign up for MailChimp, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/coloradodot.

For information about the I-25 Express Lanes Project: 120th to Northwest Parkway/E470 please visit 

https://www.codot.gov/projects/north-i-25/NorthI-25/120thNorth or https://www.cotrip.org/home.htm.

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