US 287 concrete panel replacement near LaPorte begins June 13

Travel Advisory

June 8, 2022 - Northeastern Colorado

Larimer County — The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin concrete panel replacement on US Highway 287 on June 13. Work will take place along US 287 beginning near LaPorte and extending north toward Ted’s Place from Mile Point 351 to MP 354. Ralph L. Wadsworth is the contractor for this project.

This project will improve safety to the traveling public by replacing crumbling roadway to create a smoother drive. Intersection improvements will provide a safer and more efficient travel for motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Travel Impacts

  • Beginning June 13, all southbound traffic on US 287 will be detoured onto County Road 54G also known as US Highway 287B. The detour will be in place June 13 – 17 and June 20 – 24 beginning at 6 a.m. with all lanes opening on Friday at 8 a.m.
  • On June 27 – 30, motorists can expect single alternating lane closures guided by flaggers with minimal traffic delays. The project is expected to last until the end of June.
  • Detour route
    • Southbound travel will exit at County Road 54G to LaPorte, continue southbound on CR 54G and rejoin US 287 at the roundabout just east of N Taft Hill Road.

US 287 concrete panel replacement near LaPorte begins June 13Project contact information

For additional information about this project, contact the project team.

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!

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