US 85 Widening Project in Douglas County from Sedalia to Louviers

Work this Week

Week of May 9, 2021

Listed below are the traffic impacts and road work to expect this upcoming week of May 9-15 for the US 85 Widening project:

  • For US 85, north and southbound, there will be various shoulder closures from Sedalia to Titan Road for deer fencing and roadway grading. Work will take place Monday through Friday, 7am-5pm.
  • Also, there will be intermittent traffic stop at US 85 and Kelly Ct. for equipment crossings, Monday through Friday, 7am-5pm. There will be flaggers to direct traffic. Expect delays.
  • There is no anticipated weekend work.

Generally, please be prepared for delays. We will update you on any changes due to the weather.

Have a safe and wonderful Mother’s Day and week. Thank you!

About the Project

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Castle Rock Construction Company, LLC plan to begin work on the US 85 widening project on July 6. A 2.5-mile stretch of the highway will be rebuilt and widened to two lanes in each direction between Sedalia and Louviers. When completed, there will be two lanes of travel in each direction from Littleton to Sedalia. The project will ease congestion, improve access to side streets and left turn lanes, improve drainage, enhance safety, add wildlife fencing and build a new bridge.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $23.7 million

  • Contractor: Castle Rock Construction Company of Colorado, LLC

  • Timeline: July 2020 - July 2022

  • Location: US-85 in Douglas County, beginning near Louviers and ends near Sedalia

US 85 Bridge Foundation

Photo taken by Cody Daigneault, CDOT Project Engineer of the bridge foundation installation.

Proposed Work Schedule

  • Work is scheduled to begin on July 6 and finish spring 2022. Most work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the weekdays, with some night and weekend work possible.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists will begin to see construction activities on the east side of US 85.

  • There will continue to be one lane open in each direction during construction.
  • During the course of the project, there will be occasional lane closures that shift traffic to a single lane in each direction.
  • There will be shoulder closures at times.
  • There could be delays of 5 to 10 minutes.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph through the work zone with possible reductions to 40 mph when flaggers are present.
  • Motorists are urged to heed the speed limit and drive carefully.
  • If you have questions or concerns or if you would like to be added to our public outreach contact list to receive construction updates, please contact us!

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