CO 144 travel delays expected this summer between Log Lane Village and Weldona

Travel Advisory

July 8, 2024 - Northeastern Colorado - CO 144 full closure starts July 15 north of Morgan County Road 12

Morgan County - Colorado Department of Transportation preventative repair work on two sections of Colorado Highway 144 between the Town of Log Lane Village and Weldona will impact travelers this summer.

Detour map for CO 144 full closure north of Morgan County Road 12
Detour map for CO 144 full closure north of Morgan County Road 12

CO 144 will close for approximately one and a half months just north of the Morgan County Road 12 intersection, which is about three miles east of Weldona (Mile Point 20.6). The signed detour route uses CO 39 and Interstate 76 and adds approximately 15 miles to the trip. Travelers are encouraged to plan ahead for additional travel time. During the safety closure, crews will perform full-depth road reconstruction.

CDOT will also make preventative repairs to the CO 144 bridge over Bijou Creek (MP 24.4), which is approximately three miles west of Log Lake Village. A temporary signal will control traffic in a single lane through the bridge work zone. Drivers should be prepared to stop and expect some travel delay during peak travel times.

The project serves as an important reminder of CDOT's commitment to preventative repair work to maintain mobility in rural communities. These improvements will increase the longevity of the highway and provide a smoother riding surface.

AB Underground is the prime contractor for the $1.31-million project. Project completion is expected in fall 2024.

For additional information about this project:

Map of Morgan County Road 12 Road Repairs and Bijou Creek Bridge Repairs Locations
Map of Morgan County Road 12 Road Repairs and Bijou Creek Bridge Repairs Locations

Know Before You Go

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts, anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions before hitting the road. CDOT and other 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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