I-25 North Express Lanes Berthoud to Fort Collins will have upcoming closures

Travel Advisory

May 13, 2021 - Northeastern Colorado

WELD COUNTY — Starting May 16 to June 3, the I-25 North Express Lanes Project will require multiple closures due to progression of the project toward creating an Express Lane in each direction from Berthoud to Fort Collins. 

  • From May 16 at 9 p.m. to May 23 at 5 a.m., there will be a full closure of eastbound and westbound Larimer County Road 14 to install the new bridge girders for the southbound I-25 bridge over LCR 14 and to reconstruct LCR 14 under I-25. A detour will be in place. Drivers will detour on the frontage roads to Larimer County Road 16.

  • On May 24 at midnight, the frontage road between Colorado Highway 60 and LCR 14 will close permanently as part of the new widening of I-25. Continued use of alternate routes will be required. Due to construction and ongoing phasing of the I-25 North Express Lanes project, the frontage road will be closed while phases of the parallel arterial, the new High Plains Boulevard, are constructed. Connecting LCR 14 to High Plains Boulevard is anticipated for completion by the end of the project in 2023. For more information on the Frontage Road closures and High Plains Boulevard, go to www.codot.gov/projects/north-i-25/johnstown-to-fort-collins/assets/i-25n_frontagerds_factsheet_210104.pdf/.

  • Starting May 16 at 9 p.m. to May 17 at 5 a.m., there will be a full closure of eastbound and westbound LCR 16 to install new bridge girders. Drivers will detour on the Frontage Roads to Larimer County Road 18 or LCR 14. 

  • Starting May 17 to June 3, there will be intermittent nightly single lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on LCR 16 to install deck panels over LCR 16.

Please visit www.codot.gov/projects/north-i-25, for the most current travel updates. The I-25 North Express Lanes Project: Berthoud to Johnstown section will increase highway capacity by adding an Express Lane in each direction, rebuild interchanges, replace aging bridges, straighten highway curves to improve safety, make major utility and drainage improvements, and add carpool and transit facilities. During construction on the I-25 North Express Lanes Project, motorists should expect speed reductions to 65 mph, minor lane shifts, temporary concrete barriers and median bridge work. Motorists should also expect delays during the scheduled work hours. Construction on the Berthoud to Johnstown piece is expected to be complete in 2023. 

Project Contact Information

  • Project phone line - (720) 593-1996

  • Project email – [email protected]

  • Project web site - www.codot.gov/projects/north-i-25

  • Sign up for weekly project updates by logging onto the project web site and filling out the right-side form to “Subscribe to Project Updates.”

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. 

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!