US 40 Intersection improvements project is set to begin on April 15

Travel Advisory

April 2, 2024 - Northeastern Colorado - Work will take place in the town of Hugo

Lincoln County — The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin intersection improvement work on April 15 on two roadways, US Highway 40/287 and 3rd Avenue, in the town of Hugo. TLM Constructors is the contractor for this project.

Map of US 40 Intersection project location in HugoMap of US 40 Intersection project location in Hugo

The project will improve traffic flow for motorists and enhance pedestrian safety at crosswalks. Work will primarily consist of widening the south side of the intersection with concrete pavement for better truck turn movement, which will include inlet, sidewalk, curb and gutter, and curb ramp. Work will be done in the eastbound lane for less than a mile stretch of US 40. A smooth road or highway has many important benefits, including safety and improved quality for the driving experience. A smoother surface also offers safer driving for motorists.

Travel Impacts

  • Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Vehicles will be reduced to an eastbound single-lane throughout the duration of the project
  • The project is expected to last until the end of July

Project 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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