I-76 & CO 52 Roundabout Project in Hudson, CO

Work this Week

Week of January 24, 2020

Listed below are the traffic impacts and road work to expect this upcoming week in Hudson:

  • For I-76, there will be long-term lane closures in both directions.
    • The westbound right lane long-term closure will be shifting to a left lane long-term closure starting on Wednesday (1/27) and will remain a left lane closure for several weeks.
    • Going eastbound, there will be a continued left lane long-term lane closure.
  • For CO 52, there will be intermittent one-lane closures going both directions. Generally, please be prepared for delays.
  • There will not be any weekend work.
  • Additionally, on Monday (1/25), CO 52 traffic will be switched to the roundabout configuration at the west end. The west roundabout will be open for motorists in a single lane configuration, with a median in the center. CO 52 westbound traffic turns to Hickory Street will be closed and access will be diverted through the roundabout.

About the Project

The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Castle Rock Construction Company of Colorado, LLC, plans to begin construction on CO 52 near Hudson the week of June 1. 

This project will improve safety and access to CO 52 by installing roundabouts at the Love’s Travel Stop and the westbound ramps intersections, a traffic signal at the eastbound off ramp, and the addition of sidewalk along the north side of CO 52 to increase pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. The bridge over I-76 will be expanded so that the sidewalk can be brought up to standard and incorporate a new bike path system. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, June 1 and be completed by Fall of 2021. Castle Rock Construction of Colorado, LLC is the prime contractor for this $11.7 million project, which will complete a corridor that safely moves vehicles, pedestrians and trucks efficiently.

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Project Facts

  • Cost: $11.7 million
  • Contractor:  Castle Rock Construction
  • Timeline: June 2020 – Fall 2021
  • Location:  I-76 and SH 52 interchange in Hudson, CO, Weld County

CO 52 & I-76 Roundabout Project

CO 52 & I-76 Roundabout Construction in Hudson

Proposed Work Schedule

  • Work is scheduled to begin Monday, June 1 and be completed by Fall of 2021.
  • Work will take place Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Traffic Impacts

  • Traffic will be maintained in two lane configurations on SH 52 to keep access to local business.
  • Added traffic control devices may be added at Love’s Travel Stop and at the off and on ramps (such as all direction stop signs or temporary signals) to aid in traffic movement.
  • I-76 will at times be reduced to one lane in each direction for ramp relocation and bridge construction.
  • Construction limits and traffic impacts are expected at the intersection of CO 52 and I-76 and CO 52 and I-76 Frontage Road.
  • Motorists should expect up to 20 minute delays during construction.
  • Speed limits during construction will be reduced to 25 mph.

I-76 Closure Traffic

This photo was taken on 8/3 by Guy Patterson, Hudson Town Manager of the I-76 traffic backup. The CO 52 bridge work will have I-76 lane and road closures from August - November 2020, M-F, from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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