Westbound traffic on WCR 34 via I-25 to open next week – Colorado Department of Transportation

Weld County The Colorado Department of Transportation will open westbound traffic on Wild County Road 34 during I-25 the week after Labor Day on the bridge that was bombed August 8.

The timing of opening will depend on when signs, barriers, etc. can be placed to direct traffic.

The bridge was hit around 6 p.m. on August 8 when a truck pulling an excavator over northbound elevation collided with the WCR 34 overhead bridge on I-25. The bridge suffered extensive damage to the bridge girders.

Interstate traffic was closed until 4 a.m. the next day, until CDOT bridge experts decided it was safe for traffic to move under the bridge. CDOT bridge crews assessed the damage and determined that the bridge’s structural integrity could support a single lane of traffic to connect westbound travelers on WCR 34 via I-25.

Crews have had to move I-25 traffic at night to the indoor and outdoor ramps several times since the collapse to install and smooth the nets and do other work to open the bridge to traffic.

The next phase of repairs will take place over the next two months to fix the bridge to accommodate two-way traffic as it did before the collapse. Be sure to check with Cotrip.org to see when delays are scheduled.

Project information

  • Project phone line: 720-593-1996
  • Project email: [email protected]
  • Project website: codot.gov/projects/north-i-25
  • Sign up for weekly project updates by logging into the project website and filling out the form on the right side for ‘Subscribe to Project Updates’.

Know before you go

Travelers are urged to “know before you travel”. Gather information about weather forecasts, expected travel impacts, and current road conditions before hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone

The following tips will help you stay safe while traveling through construction and maintenance work areas.

  • Do not rush into work areas. Stick to the posted speed limits.
  • Stay alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch out for the workers. drive carefully.
  • Do not change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work areas.
  • Turn on your headlights so other workers and drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work areas.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Expect lane changes and incorporate them when directed to do so.
  • be patient!

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