US 287 CO 1 to LaPorte Bypass

Project Facts

  • Cost: $21 million
  • Contractor: Lawson Construction
  • Timeline: February 2016 through spring 2019
  • Location: On US 287 from Colorado Highway 1 (Terry Lake Road) to the intersection of County Road 54G (LaPorte Bypass)

Since Feb. 15, 2016, crews have been constructing and widening US 287 just north of Fort Collins city limits—beginning at Colorado Highway 1 (Terry Lake Road) to the intersection of County Road 54G (LaPorte Bypass). Work is scheduled to be complete in spring 2019.

The existing two-lane asphalt road will be replaced with four through-lanes, acenter-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.

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.
  • There will be one lane open in each direction of US 287 south of CO 1 for roadway reconstruction.
  • 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.


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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