CDOT looking for input on US 34 and WCR 17 intersection improvement designs

May 12, 2021 - Northeastern Colorado

WELD COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to hear from users of the US 34 and Weld County Road 17 intersection as designers work on plans for improvements to the intersection in the future. 

“This intersection has been identified as one of the areas along US 34 that has some of the most accidents,” said Regional Transportation Director Heather Paddock. “We are working on designs to improve safety of this intersection as well as the future mobility needs along US34.”

A short video has been posted on the project website at: https://www.codot.gov/projects/us34-cr17-intersection. After watching the video, viewers are asked to submit a survey response (in either English or Spanish) to help designers choose a preferred alternative plan. 

While the design planning for the new intersection will proceed, there is no funding currently identified for the project. So, it is unclear when construction could begin. “We know this is an important intersection in the US34 corridor connecting regional communities between Johnstown, Windsor, Greeley and Loveland. It is a priority of CDOT to advance design to demonstrate shovel-ready projects when funding becomes available,” said Paddock. 

Following the public input from the surveys, designers will use that information to develop the preferred alternative. This is a similar plan to the one underway now for the US 34 intersection improvement plans for 47th and 35th avenues. 

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.