CO 79 Improvements at Union Pacific Railroad Crossing in Bennett

Project Facts

  • Cost: $11.9 million
  • Contractor: Tsiouvaras Simmons Holderness (TSH)
  • Timeline: TBA
  • Location: in the Town of Bennett and unincorporated Adams County on US 36D (aka, E. Colfax Avenue, at mile point 89.8) and CO 79B (north of Old Victory Road, at mile point 2.4)

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Project Area

Crews on this project will complete road and bridge construction on Colorado Highway 79 in the Town of Bennett to improve the overall safety and riding surface of the roadway.

Specfically, the project team will address conflicts and delays at the CO 79 at-grade crossing of Union Pacific Railroad, and safety concerns along the major corridors within the area.


In 2013, CDOT, the Town of Bennett, and Adams and Arapahoe counties completed a Planning & Environmental Linkage (PEL) study of CO 79 between I-70 to just north of 38th Avenue. Through that study, they recommended realigning CO 79 to the east around Bennett and adding a grade separation of the Union Pacific Railroad crossing.

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