US Highway 34 bridge reconstruction requires I-25 and US 34 full closures

Travel Advisory

February 11, 2022 - Northeastern Colorado

LOVELAND – I-25 widening and US Highway 34 bridge reconstruction continues as the Colorado Department of Transportation progresses on the second section of the new US 34 bridge over I-25. Crews will pour the new concrete deck on the new portion of the US 34 bridge during nighttime hours on Feb. 15.

When complete, the new US 34 bridge will add an additional through lane in each direction and reconfigure the on- and off-ramps. The project will also increase capacity on I-25 by adding an Express Lane in both directions, constructing inside and outside shoulders, and replacing aging bridges. The project will also improve multimodal access to regional transit.

Traffic Impacts

  • Full closures of I-25 under US 34 and US 34 over I-25 will take place from 9 p.m., Feb. 15, until 5 a.m., Feb. 16.
  • I-25 traffic will be detoured up and over I-25 using Exit 257/ US 34.
  • Westbound US 34 traffic will be detoured north on I-25 to Exit 259/ Crossroads Boulevard. Turn left on Crossroads Boulevard and then continue south on I-25 to Exit 257/ US 34.
  • Eastbound US 34 traffic will be detoured south on I-25 to Exit 255/ Colorado Highway 402. Turn left on CO 402 and continue north on I-25 to Exit 257/ US 34.

Project Information

More information about this project is available at:

Know Before You Go

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.
  • 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!