CO 71 Passing Lane Construction from Limon to Brush

About the Project:

This project consists of constructing passing lanes in three sections along CO 71 from MP 111 to MP 152. Work will include asphalt paving, erosion control, seeding, installation of new signage, and new striping. Site one and two are complete. Site three is the only section that remains to be completed. Site three is expected to be
completed by the end of November 2023.

Project Benefits:

  • This section of roadway will be part of the Heartland Expressway Corridor, a priority route for the Ports to Plains Alliance.
  • This route connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Canadian border. Improvement of this roadway will allow for a more efficient flow of traffic.
  • Additionally, truckers will be encouraged to use this roadway instead of Interstate 25. This will result in less traffic along Interstate 25. The project will improve and prolong the life of the road surface.

Work Schedule:

  • Daytime work hours:
    • May and August
    • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • The project is expected to be completed end of November 2023.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles may be reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic intermittently in either direction,
    throughout the duration of the project. These lane closures, guided by flaggers and pilot cars, may have up to 15-minute delays.
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph through the work zone
  • There will be 12 foot width restrictions in place.

Work this Week & Lane Closures
CO 71 Passing Lane Construction

Project Facts

  • Cost: $15 Million
  • Contractor: IHC Scott
  • Timeline:  August - November 2023
  • Location: CO 71
    • City/Town: Limon, Brush
    • Mile Points: MP 111 to MP 152
    • County: Washington, Lincoln