US 85 Eaton to Ault Resurfacing

Project work has been shut down for the winter and will resume in spring 2018.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $10.5 million
  • Contractor(s): Simon Contractors

The US Highway 85 Resurfacing Project from Eaton to Ault is the latest phase dedicated to improving the safety and quality of this highway by resurfacing, enhancing intersections, and adding a traffic light at US 85 and Weld County Road 76.

The resurfacing will ultimately eliminate potholes and upgrade the roadway with an asphalt surface on a stable road foundation. In 2016, crews with project contractor Simon Contractors received an Environmental Stewardship Award for their voluntary efforts to reduce environmental impacts while conducting business.


Road construction continues. As of the end of October, the project is 50 percent complete.

Significant completed milestones:

  • Resurfaced the northbound lanes of US 85
  • Enhanced the intersections of US 85 at Collins Street; 10th Street; US 14

Other Work

  • Crews scheduled the completed intersection closures simultaneously to accelerate the project schedule and reduce long-term public interruptions. In spring, motorists can expect minor interruptions at the intersections.
  • Crews will finish patching the southbound lanes of the road before shutting down the project for the winter, at which point US 85 will return to a four-lane configuration.
  • Speed limits within Eaton and Ault will be 35 mph and will increase to 55 mph in between the towns.
  • The team will establish a traffic configuration with a consistent road, defined access points and parking availability for businesses and residences.

Upcoming Open House

The project open house has been rescheduled for spring 2018. Then new date will be announced after winter shutdown.


  • Current working hours: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday
  • Hours are subject to change.
  • Expect occasional night and weekend work.
  • The winter shutdown of the project will begin when crews complete patching and weather inhibits further work.

Traffic Impacts

  • We will communicate all traffic impacts to residents and businesses.

Save the Date

We'll be hosting a project open house in spring 2018. Look for details about this event as spring approaches.

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