Traffic Impacts

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if operations cannot be completed.

Little Thompson River Bridge 

NOW OPEN - Kechter Road over I-25

On Wednesday, May 18, Kechter Road over I-25 reopened to traffic. The bridge, closed for the past seven months for reconstruction, will not only alleviate congestion on Harmony Road and Colorado Highway 392 interstate crossings, but it is more resilient to flooding, provides multimodal options and offers an alternate northbound and southbound route parallel to I-25 and another route to get to CO 392 rather than I-25. 

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The new bridge is a little higher than the old structure, enabling crews to raise the elevation of I-25 and add two new bridges south of Kechter Road spanning the floodplain to allow the next 100-year flood event to pass without affecting I-25. The bridge also features sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike lanes in both directions, and a roundabout constructed connects the West Frontage Road to Kechter Road just west of I-25, providing a safer intersection for all users than what existed previously.

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Additional work done in the last seven months included building large retaining walls on both sides of I-25 to contain the new widened footprint of I-25. The new structure was also lengthened to 226 feet to accommodate the additional toll lane in each direction of I-25. Making all these improvements took a fair amount of effort and materials including:

  • 16,475 cubic yards of material was used for the roadway embankment, enough to fill five Olympic sized swimming pools
  • 18 box girders – each 112 feet long – were set for the bridge
  • 2,500 tons of asphalt was put down
  • 27,697 square feet of retaining walls were built
  • 736 cubic yards of concrete was used for the bridge construction
  • 158,069 pounds of reinforced steel was used, or the weight of approximately forty Ford F-150s
  • 756 linear feet of pile was driven for the bridge foundations

View the Changes to Local Frontage Roads Factsheet

Construction Activities & Impacts

Colorado Highway 60 Bridge Work

Check out the videos below of the I-25 North Express Lanes Project crews erecting the new bridge girders and demolishing the old CO 60 bridge over I-25!

Centerra Loveland Mobility Hub

Check out this animated infographic for a closer look at what's to come with the Centerra Loveland Mobility Hub. The mobility hub is being built as part of the I-25 North Express Lanes Project, and will offer a new multimodal space for I-25 North corridor commuters.

There will be no construction activities or closures over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Crews will return Tuesday, July 5 at 7 a.m.

Although no construction work will be taking place, please obey posted speed limits and detour signage in the construction zone over the holiday weekend.

Berthoud to Johnstown

The speed limit on the project has been lowered to 55 mph, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please obey speed limit signs.

Thursday night, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the southbound I-25 on- and off-ramps at Colorado Highway 56 will be closed, and southbound I-25 lanes will shift to a new alignment. This will allow crews to complete work on the new ramps of the improved interchange. Please follow posted detour signage in the area.
 
There will be traffic pacing operations Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., on northbound I-25, between mile points 250-254 for paving operations.
 
There will be flagging operations Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Larimer County Road 16 under I-25 for trucks accessing the area.

Johnstown to Fort Collins

To remove existing barrier wall, single lane closures are required on northbound I-25 between US Highway 34 and Colorado Highway 402 from:

  • 9 p.m., Thursday, until 5 a.m., Friday
  • If needed, 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Saturday

 
To shift southbound traffic to open work areas for new roadway paving, a full closure of the southbound I-25 on-ramp from Harmony Road, full closure of the southbound I-25 off-ramp to Colorado Highway 392 and a single lane closure on southbound I-25 from Harmony Road to CO 392 will take place from:

  • 9 p.m., Wednesday, until 5 a.m., Thursday

Southbound I-25 on-ramp from Harmony Road traffic will go north on I-25 to Exit 268/ Prospect Road and turn left. Continue west to the southbound I-25 on-ramp.
Southbound I-25 off-ramp to CO 392 traffic will continue south on I-25 to Exit 259/ Crossroads Boulevard. Traffic will exit, turn left, and continue to northbound I-25. Traffic will continue northbound on I-25 to Exit 262, CO 392 off-ramp.
 
To set temporary safety barrier on southbound I-25, single lane closures will take place between Harmony Road to CO 392 from: 

  • 9 p.m., Thursday, until 5 a.m., Friday
  • 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Saturday

Work this Week

July 3 - 9

Lane closures for the week of July 3:

  • Wednesday to Thursday: Overnight full closure of the southbound I-25 on-ramp from Harmony Road
  • Wednesday to Thursday: Overnight full closure of the southbound I-25 off-ramp to Colorado Highway 392
  • Wednesday to Friday: Overnight southbound I-25 single lane closure from Harmony Road to CO 392.
  • Thursday: Overnight southbound I-25 on- and off-ramp closures at CO 56.
  • Thursday: Overnight southbound I-25 right lane closure at CO 56.
  • Thursday and Friday: Overnight single lane closures on northbound I-25 between US 34 and CO 402.