I-76 at US 85 Reconstruction

Eastbound I-76 to Close at 96th Avenue
Overnight Monday

Starting at 10 p.m. on Monday, July 24, crews will temporarily close eastbound I-76 at 96th Avenue to all traffic as they install an overhead sign. All eastbound motorists will be detoured off I-76 at 96th Avenue (exit 11), through the roundabout, and directly back on the highway at the 96th Avenue on-ramp.

Eastbound I-76 will reopen by 5 a.m. on Tuesday. All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

Lane closures will begin as early as 7 p.m. before the full closure at 10 p.m. on Monday. At least one additional overnight closure of eastbound I-76 is anticipated in late August to install a second sign structure near US 85.

Project Facts

Project Team

  • Contractor(s): Villalobos Concrete Inc.

CDOT is currently reconstructing the Interstate 76 and US Highway 85 interchange. The project will improve the geometry of the westbound I-76 curve where the interstate joins southbound US 85.

Additionally, this project will:

  • Upgrade the transition to current design standards to improve safety and traffic flow.
  • Add a travel lane from southbound US 85 to 96th Avenue.
  • Resurface portions of I-76 with new concrete pavement.
  • Provide new roadway drainage, lighting and water-quality measures.

Construction will continue through 2017, or early 2018.


Download the project announcement flier.

Traffic Impacts

  • Phase 2 work began in April and May 2017. Traffic shifted onto new, permanent pavement placed during Phase 1 to allow crews to reconstruct the inside lanes of I-76 and southbound US 85.

  • During construction, the speed limit on I-76 is reduced to 55 mph, and fines are doubled.

  • Lane widths are reduced to 11 feet through the work zone.

  • An oversized vehicle width restriction of 11 feet is strictly enforced. This width restriction also applies to eastbound I-76.
    • Westbound I-76 oversized vehicles must exit the interstate by CO 2 (Sable Boulevard), Exit 16.
    • Eastbound over-width vehicles must exit by 96th Avenue, Exit 11.
  • All work is weather permitting and schedules are subject to change.
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