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BNSF work will require two-day closure of US 287 in Lamar

September 1, 2021 - Southeastern Colorado

Lamar — Colorado Department of Transportation will close US 287, between Hickory Street and Beech Street in Lamar, on Sept. 12 and 13 for BNSF to replace tracks at the railroad crossing. BNSF will also be installing new concrete slabs at the crossing, which is required work in order for CDOT to complete the last phase of the concrete resurfacing project through downtown Lamar.

BNSF Detour Route

Local traffic is encouraged to take alternate routes and avoid the area. A signed detour will be in place routing motorists around the work area (see map). CDOT worked in partnership with BNSF to determine the lowest volume traffic days for the work to be performed to minimize impacts. Residential and business access will remain open within the detour area.

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.