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Work on CO 52 near Hudson begins week of June 1

May 26, 2020 - Northeastern Colorado - Motorists can expect delays

WELD COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Castle Rock Construction of Colorado, LLC, plans to begin construction on Colorado Highway 52 near Hudson the week of June 1. 

This project will help move cars through the area efficiently and improve safety and access to CO 52 by installing a roundabout at the Love’s and westbound ramps intersections, a traffic signal at the eastbound off ramp, and the addition of a sidewalk along the north side of CO 52 to increase pedestrian and bicycle connectivity.

Construction limits and traffic impacts are expected from mile point 31 and 32 along I-76 and along CO 52 from just west of County Road 12 ½ to the BNSF railroad crossing in Hudson. Motorists should expect up to 20-minute delays during construction. Speed limits during construction will be reduced to 35 mph. Work will take place Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Work is scheduled to begin June 1 and be completed by mid-July 2021. Castle Rock Construction of Colorado, LLC is the prime contractor for this project. 

TRAVEL IMPACTS:

  • Traffic will be maintained in two lane configurations on CO 52 to keep access to local business.

  • Added traffic control devices may be added at Love’s Travel Stop and at the off and on ramps (such as all direction stop signs or temporary signals) to aid in traffic movement.

  • I-76 will at times be reduced to one lane in each direction for ramp relocation and bridge construction.

STAY INFORMED:

More information about this project is available at: 


COVID-19
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.  

 

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.  

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.

 

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 inter-regional express service. Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s multimodal mobility options.

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