I-76 at US 85 Reconstruction

Westbound I-76 Lane & Ramp Closures
Oct. 1-2

Expect various lane and ramp closures Monday, Oct. 1 and Tuesday, Oct. 2 on westbound I-76 near US Highway 85 as crews pave and place signage.

  • From 9 p.m. - 5:30 a.m. each night/morning: The westbound I-76 off-ramp to 96th Avenue (exit 11) will be closed.
  • From 9 p.m. - 5:30 a.m. each night/morning: The southbound US 85 direct access to westbound I-76 will be closed at 104th Avenue.
  • Lane closures will begin as early as 7 p.m.

All work is weather dependent and subject to change.


  • Westbound I-76 from southbound US 85: Take westbound 104th Avenue to southbound Brighton Road (left) to enter westbound I-76 at 96th Avenue.
  • 96th Avenue from westbound I-76: Continue past 96th Avenue, exit the highway at 88th Avenue (exit 10), turn east (left) on 88th Avenue, turn north (left) to enter eastbound I-76 for about one mile and take the 96th Avenue (exit 11) off-ramp.

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 be completed in 2017.


Traffic Impacts

  • Long-term lane closures continue on eastbound and westbound I-76.

  • 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.

Project Facts

Project Team

  • Contractor(s): Villalobos Concrete Inc.
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