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

Work this Week

Week of April 11 & 18, 2021

Work this week is changing due to anticipated weather.

Week of April 11, 2021

  • No work associated with this project is planned this week.
  • Another contractor is working near MM 90-91 performing soil remediation work.

Week of April 18, 2021

  • The contractor will install fencing along westbound I-76 at the railroad bridge west of US 6. Please expect the following lane closures:
    • Eastbound and westbound I-76 near US 6 (Brush, MP 90-92), single lane closure 24/7 with traffic alignment

About the Project

During the 2020 construction season, Martin Marietta resurfaced the following two sections of I-76 near the cities of Fort Morgan and Brush:

  • I-76 from west of Colorado Highway 144 (mile point 78.2) to east of Barlow Road (MP 82.9)
  • I-76 near US 6 east of Brush (MP 90.8 to 92.3)

Other 2020 season accomplishments on I-76 include:

  • Repairing six bridges including the railroad bridge in Brush
  • Installing bridge rail and guardrail
  • Placing over 90 new signs and 400 delineators

During the first of two construction seasons, the contractor was also able to complete asphalt pavement rehabilitation along most of US 34 from I-76 to CO 71 south. More than 40 curb ramps were upgraded on US 34 in Fort Morgan and Brush. Bridge repairs were made at three locations. Edison Street (US 34) through downtown Brush opened on June 30 after a nine-week closure for major road work. Four city blocks between Custer Street and Colorado Avenue were reconstructed from the subgrade up with new concrete.

Work planned in 2021

On I-76:

  • Perform asphalt profile grinding for smoothness
  • Install new fence at the railroad bridge in Brush
  • Restripe the highway

On US 34:

  • Resurface approximately one mile of asphalt in Fort Morgan
  • Widen select sidewalk segments in Brush
  • Improve the railroad crossing east of Brush
  • Install guardrail at several US 34 structures
  • Place final seeding and landscaping

Project Facts

  • Cost: $20 million
  • Contractor:  Martin Marietta
  • Timeline: April 2020- December 2021
  • Location: Two work zones on I-76 in Fort Morgan and Brush. Several work areas along US 34 from I-76 to CO 71 south

I-76 Paving Project

I-76 Paving Project

Work Schedule

  • I-76: Paving complete in 2020. Finishing work in spring / early summer 2021.
  • US 34: Majority of paving complete in 2020. Fort Morgan paving expected in May 2021. Finishing work on-going.

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Map of Entire Work Zone I-76 US 34 Resurfacing in Fort Morgan and Brush

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