Westbound traffic on WCR 34 over I-25 to open next week

Travel Advisory

September 2, 2022 - Northeastern Colorado - The timing of the opening will be based on when signs, barricades and more can be put in place to direct the traffic

Weld County - The Colorado Department of Transportation will open one-way westbound traffic on Weld County Road 34 over I-25 the week after Labor Day on the bridge that was struck on Aug. 8.

The timing of the opening will be based on when signs, barricades and more can be put in place to direct the traffic.

The bridge was hit around 6 p.m. on Aug. 8 when a truck hauling an over height excavator traveling northbound struck the WCR 34 overpass bridge on I-25. The bridge sustained debilitating damage to the bridge beams.

Interstate traffic was closed until 4 a.m. the next day, until CDOT bridge experts determined traffic was safe to travel under the bridge. CDOT bridge crews have been assessing the damage and have determined the structural integrity of the bridge can support one lane of traffic to connect westbound travelers on WCR 34 across I-25.

Crews have had to move I-25 traffic at night to the on- and off- ramps several times since the crash to install netting, pave and do other work to open the bridge to traffic.

The next stage of the repairs will take place over the next two months to get the bridge repaired to accommodate two-way traffic as it did before the crash. Be sure to check Cotrip.org to see when delays are scheduled.

Project Information

  • Project phone line: 720-593-1996
  • Project email: [email protected]
  • Project web site: codot.gov/projects/north-i-25
  • Sign up for weekly project updates by logging onto the project web site and filling out the right-side form to “Subscribe to Project Updates.”

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  • 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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