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

Work this Week

For the week of September 20, 2020 (from west to east): 

Eastbound & Westbound I-76 (Fort Morgan and Brush)

  • 24/7 single lane closure for guardrail and bridge work

Eastbound/Westbound US 34 (Fort Morgan to Brush, various work zones)

  • Monday - Friday (7am-7pm): Daytime shoulder and intermittent lane closures for tie-in work after asphalt overlay, guardrail installation, striping and bridge work

Eastbound/Westbound US 34 (near CO 71 South)

  • 24/7 traffic shift for bridge railing work

About the Project

CDOT and contractor partner, Martin Marietta, are resurfacing I-76 at two separate work zones 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)

This project will:

  • repair six bridges on I-76
  • remove and replace asphalt
  • upgrade guardrail
  • restripe the highway. 
  • This project also includes asphalt pavement rehabilitation along most of US 34 from I-76 to CO 71 south.
  • Bridge repairs and curb ramp upgrades will be complete in advance of asphalt paving. Major concrete work is planned in downtown Brush.

Since early April 2020, the contractor team has milled and paved back I-76 in two separate work zones near Fort Morgan and Brush. Before paving started, repairs were made to several I-76 bridges. Bridge work is underway on eastbound I-76 west of the US 6 interchange. New guardrail and bridge railing are also part of the project. All I-76 work is expected to be finished in 2020.

More than 40 curb ramps have been upgraded on US 34 in Fort Morgan and Brush. Bridge repairs are complete 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.

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 US 34 Road Work

I-76/US 34 Road Work

Proposed Work Schedule

  • I-76: April - December 2020
  • US 34: 2020 and 2021 construction seasons. 

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

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