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Upcoming I-76 lane closures near Hudson planned

September 30, 2020 - Northeastern Colorado

HUDSON The Colorado Department of Transportation will have full lane closures on Interstate 76 in October and November. 

On Thursday, Oct. 8, I-76 lane closures will start with eastbound lanes for bridge girder installation and crane operations, followed by westbound lane closures as construction activities move. Motorists will be detoured over the ramp at Exit 31 near Hudson and back onto I-76. Delays are to be expected from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the day.

On Oct. 15, 16, 19 and 20, for bridge deck panel set installation, I-76 lane closures will start with eastbound lanes followed by westbound lane closures as construction activities move. Motorists will be detoured over the ramp at Exit 31 near Hudson and back onto I-76 and delays are to be expected from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for each day.

On Nov. 3, I-76 lane closures will start with eastbound lanes for bridge deck pour followed by westbound lane closures as construction activities move. Motorists will be detoured over the ramp at Exit 31 near Hudson and back onto I-76 and delays are to be expected from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the day.

Castle Rock Construction Company, of Castle Rock, is the contractor for this project. The project will improve and widen the bridge on CO 52 to allow for an efficient flow of traffic on and off of I-76.

TRAVEL IMPACTS 

Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles will be detoured at Exit 31 and then back onto the interstate. Flaggers and signage will be in place to direct traffic. 

STAY INFORMED

More information about this project is available at: 

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

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.

  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

  • 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.

  • Be patient!

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, 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.

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

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