CO 52 closure planned east of Hudson for resurfacing work

Travel Advisory

April 24, 2024 - Northeastern Colorado - Five-week closure begins May 6

Weld County — A five-week full closure is planned on Colorado Highway 52 between Evergreen Street in the Town of Hudson and Weld County Road 51 from May 6 to June 7 for major construction activities. A full highway closure will speed up the asphalt pavement resurfacing schedule while providing a safe work zone for travelers and workers. Access to adjacent properties within the closure area will be provided.

This section of CO 52 is roughly 22 feet wide making it difficult to maintain two-way traffic in one lane while heavy construction equipment operates in the other lane. The signed detour route will direct drivers to travel north around the work zone by using Hudson Drive, Interstate 76 Frontage Road and Weld County Road 51. The detour adds about four miles for through-traffic on CO 52.

An oversize vehicle width restriction of 10 feet is in place on CO 52. The signed oversize vehicle detour route will use CO 52 south of the Town of Wiggins and CO 79 to connect I-76 to I-70.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Holcim-WCR Inc. will make improvements to over six miles of CO 52 between Evergreen Street in Hudson and Weld County Road 59 this spring and summer. This project will improve the entire road surface with a new asphalt layer. Minor shoulder widening will occur in some areas. This project will also upgrade guardrail, install rumble strips and place new roadside signs and delineators. Benefits of the project include providing a smoother driving surface and increasing the longevity of the highway. Construction completion is anticipated in early fall.

When the highway is open, the project will also require periodic single lane operations with flaggers alternating traffic. WCR 51 at CO 52 is expected to stay open to traffic during the project. A second full closure on CO 52 is expected later this summer between WCR 51 and WCR 59. More information will follow.

Work will be performed during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with occasional extended hours and weekend work. The construction schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change.

Stay Informed

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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