US 287 CO 1 to LaPorte Bypass

Traffic Signal to Go Dark July 24

On Tuesday, July 24, crews will turn off traffic signals at the intersection of US 287 and Colorado Highway 1 (Terry Lake Road) as they replace them and connect the new ones to a new controller cabinet.

Traffic Impacts

  • Expect one lane open in each direction on US 287 between CO 1 and the LaPorte Bypass, as well as continuing shoulder closures throughout the project.
  • Speed limits are reduced to 30 mph throughout the construction zone. Fines will be doubled for speed violations.
  • Expect occasional lane shifts and temporary lane closures to allow for trucks and equipment entering the highway.
  • Construction hours are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Project Overview

On Feb. 15, 2016, CDOT started construction on US 287 north of Fort Collins. Construction is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018.

CDOT will construct and widen US 287 just north of Fort Collins city limits beginning at Colorado Highway 1 (Terry Lake Road) to the intersection of CR 54G (LaPorte Bypass). The existing two-lane asphalt road will be replaced with four through-lanes, center turning lane, 10-foot shoulder/bike lane of concrete pavement and 7-foot-wide concrete sidewalks. The LaPorte Bypass signalized intersection will be replaced with a 228-foot roundabout.

This $21 million project will improve traffic flow as well as provide safe walkways for pedestrians. The project will provide increased safety for the traveling public as well as an aesthetically pleasing entrance to the North College corridor.


This is a Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships (RAMP)-funded project that allows CDOT to fund multi-year projects based on year of expenditure, rather than saving for the full amount of a project before construction begins.

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