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New Prospect Road bridge will open in its new configuration after weekend closure July 16-19

July 9, 2021

Fort Collins The Colorado Department of Transportation is nearing completion of work on the new Prospect Road bridge over I-25. Roadway tie-ins from the new bridge to the existing roadway be completed during a weekend closure of Prospect Road from July 16-19.  Once tie-in work is completed, Prospect Road will open in its new configuration with two through lanes in each direction, center turn lanes, and a bike and pedestrian multi-use path in each direction. Crews will continue widening I-25 in the area through 2023, with most of the work taking place in established work zones outside of traffic lanes.

Travel Impacts

Full closures of Prospect Road over I-25, southbound I-25 on- and off-ramps at Exit 268/ Prospect Road and the northbound I-25 off-ramp at Exit 268/ Prospect Road from 9 p.m., July 16, until 5 a.m., July 19.

  • Prospect Road and I-25 on-ramp detours: 

    • Eastbound Prospect Road traffic will go north on the SW Frontage Road to Mulberry Street and turn right. Continue east to County Road 5 and turn right. Go south on County Road 5 to Prospect Road.

    • Westbound Prospect Road traffic will take northbound I-25 to Exit 269B/ westbound Mulberry Street. Continue west to the SW Frontage Road and turn left. Go south on the SW Frontage Road to Prospect Road.

    • I-25 on-ramp traffic from the west side of I-25 will go north on the SW Frontage Road to Mulberry Street and turn right, continue east to access I-25. From the east side of I-25 traffic will go north on County Road 5 to Mulberry Street, turn left and continue west to access I-25.

  • I-25 off-ramp detours:
      • Northbound I-25 off-ramp traffic will continue north on I-25 to Exit 269/ Mulberry Street. Westbound traffic will go west to the SW Frontage Road and turn left. Go south on the SW Frontage Road to Prospect Road. Eastbound traffic will go east to County Road 5 and turn right. Go south on County Road 5 to Prospect Road. 

      • Southbound I-25 off-ramp traffic will use Exit 269/ Mulberry Street. Westbound traffic will go west to the SW Frontage Road and turn left. Go south on the SW Frontage Road to Prospect Road. Eastbound traffic will go east to County Road 5 and turn right. Go south on County Road 5 to Prospect Road. 

    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: