Concrete Replacement Project along I-76 begins July 26

News Release

July 22, 2021 - Northeastern Colorado - Motorists can expect delays

WELD & MORGAN COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Castle Rock Construction, will be completing this $4.6 million project along Interstate 76 (Mile Point 55.1 to 61.9) near the town of Wiggins.Project map showing affected area along Interstate 76 (Mile Point 55.1 to 61.9) near the town of Wiggins

The purpose of this project is to provide overall improvements along the roadway by replacing concrete. Included in the road work, but not limited to: diamond grinding with sawing and sealing concrete pavement joints, median detour pavement, concrete panel replacement with HMA bond breaker and guardrail work.

Travel Impacts 

  • Along I-76, motorists should anticipate occasional lane closures. Traffic will continue to flow in both directions.

  • During detour construction, there will be a lane closure (MP 54 to 63); single lane traffic will flow in both directions on the eastbound side while the westbound lanes are being worked on. 

  • When work zones are in place, the speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph, and 45 mph through the crossover temporary detour. For the safety of motorists and workers, drivers are reminded to obey all posted speed limits through the project. 

  • General working hours will be Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Work is expected to be completed by December 2021.

Project & Travel Info

For additional information about this project, contact the project team. 

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

  • Be patient!

About CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.