Construction starts Sunday on I-25 North: Berthoud to Johnstown Express Lanes

Special to the Surveyor

Starting Sunday, Sept. 29, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin construction on the I-25 North: Berthoud to Johnstown Express Lanes Project, the next phase of improvements along I-25 to Fort Collins. 

Construction will start with reconstructing the southbound I-25 bridge over Little Thompson River, as well as elongating the southbound on-ramp from Colorado Highway 56 to allow for a safer merge to the truck climbing lane.

The bridge and acceleration lane fix -– along with the complete reconstruction of the CO 56 interchange —  are scheduled to be complete in 2021. Initial work will include various lane closures along I-25 as crews set barrier to prepare the work zone. 

When the entire project is complete in 2023, it will add an Express Lane in each direction of I-25, replace aging bridges, make interchanges safer and more efficient, and improve infrastructure for bus transit along the I-25 corridor.

The $250 million project will also replace carpool facilities, create new pedestrian and bicycle access and improve the alignment of I-25 for safer travel as part of CDOT’s Whole System – Whole Safety initiative.

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