CO 52 near Hudson detours for railroad paving on Sept. 13

Travel Advisory

September 9, 2021 - Northeastern Colorado - Motorists can expect detours and delays

WELD COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation continues work on the Colorado Highway 52 and I-76 near Hudson. There will be a detour in place on Sept. 13 due to railroad asphalt paving being done that intersects with CO 52. 

The detour will be placed near the east and west traveling ramps off of CO 52 in Hudson. If traveling west on CO 52, motorists will be redirected to County Road 51 followed by Frontage Road. If traveling East on CO 52, motorists will be redirected to Frontage Road and then County Road 51. Cones, flaggers, and temporary signs will be in place to direct motorists. Plan on extra travel time and delays.

Once completed, this project will help move cars through the area efficiently and improve safety and access to CO 52 by installing a roundabout at the Love’s and westbound ramps intersections, a traffic signal at the eastbound off ramp, and the addition of a sidewalk along the north side of CO 52 to increase pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. These improvements are scheduled to be complete in late September 2021.

Travel Impacts

  • Work will take place on Sept. 13.

  • CO 52 closure where railroad intersects, parallel to Frontage Road. 

  • Detours in place on CO 52 for motorists traveling east and west by using Frontage Road and County Road 51. 

  • Motorists may expect delays and difficulties accessing downtown due to this detour. Please be prepared. 

Stay Informed

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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!

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