Projects

I-76 & US 34 Resurfacing in Fort Morgan & Brush

Work This Week

For the week of April 5, 2020 (from west to east): 

Eastbound/Westbound I-76 (Fort Morgan)

  • Right lane closure for embankment protection at Barlow Rd bridge (7am-5pm, Wednesday-Thursday)

Westbound I-76 (Brush)

  • Right lane closures for bridge work at US 6 and RR bridges (7am-5pm, Monday-Tuesday)
  • Left lane closures for bridge work at US 6 and RR bridges (7am-5pm, Wednesday-Thursday)

Eastbound I-76 (Brush)

  • Right lane closure for embankment protection at US 6 and RR bridges (7am-5pm, Monday-Tuesday)

Eastbound/Westbound US 34 (West Street to Warner St, Fort Morgan)

  • Right lane closures for concrete curb and ramp work (7am-5pm, Monday-Friday)
  • Watch for trucks exiting and entering the work zone and flagger control on side streets
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Starting in spring 2020, CDOT and contractor partner, Martin Marietta, will begin extensive pavement work on westbound Interstate 76 at two separate work zones near the cities of Fort Morgan and Brush:

  1. I-76 from west of Colorado Highway 144 to east of Barlow Road, and
  2. I-76 near US 6 east of Brush. This project will repair six bridges on I-76, remove and replace asphalt, upgrade guardrail, and restripe the highway.

I-76 will be reduced to one westbound lane through each work zone. The 24/7 single-lane configuration will help expedite construction. Similar repairs are planned for eastbound I-76 starting in late summer. All I-76 work is expected to be complete by the end of 2020. This project also includes major asphalt pavement rehabilitation along most of US Highway 34 from I-76 to CO 71 South.

Starting the week of March 23, the contractor will begin the following minor work in preparation for future resurfacing:

  • bridge repairs at three locations
  • roadway shoulder stabilization and reinforcement adjacent the Brush Lateral Ditch, and
  • curb ramp upgrades at several intersections in downtown Fort Morgan and Brush
  • repair 6 bridges

Intermittent lane closures are expected on US 34. Temporary sidewalk closures may be necessary in downtown areas, but business access will remain open during construction. Work on US 34 is anticipated to extend into fall 2021.

Project Facts

  • Goal: Improve the pavement quality and ride on I-76 and US 34 in Morgan County.
  • Cost: $20 million
  • Contractor:Martin Marietta
  • Timeline:  March 2020 - Fall 2021
  • Locations: I-76: West of CO 144 and east of Barlow Road and I-76 near US 6 east of Brush

Locations

I-76: West of CO 144 and east of Barlow Road
&
I-76 near US 6 east of Brush

The project team will:

  • remove and replace asphalt pavement, and patch the underlying concrete pavement as needed.
  • replace guardrail.
  • restripe the interstate.

US Highway 34 from I-76 to CO 71 south


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The project team will:

  • either overlay the asphalt, or remove and replace the asphalt.
  • standardize ramps to comply with the ADA.
  • complete bridge maintenance work.
  • replace guardrail.
  • restripe the roadway.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the area between Main Street and Industry Drive in Fort Morgan be repaved?

No—This section was paved three years ago. The only work will be standardization of ADA ramps.


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