US 34 Reduced to One Lane in Each Direction This Weekend East of I-25
April 17, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - All traffic will be diverted to the eastbound lanes, no truck traffic will be permitted between I-25 and Greeley.
LARIMER/WELD COUNTIES — Beginning Saturday, April 21 at 7 a.m. and lasting until Sunday, April 22 at 7 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close westbound US 34 between Larimer Parkway at mile marker (MM) 97 and County Road (CR) 3 at MM 98 east of I-25. In partnership with Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), CDOT will close both westbound lanes for 36 hours this weekend so the railroad company can replace their railroad crossings on US 34. This weekend’s closure will complete the work that began last weekend in the eastbound lanes.
All US 34 traffic will be diverted to the eastbound lanes this weekend, where one lane of traffic will travel eastbound and one lane will travel westbound in a head-to-head configuration similar to a two-lane highway. Significant delays should be expected and alternative routes are strongly advised for all motorists.
No trucks will be allowed east of I-25 on US 34 to Greeley over the weekend. Rather than using Exit 257/US 34 from I-25, truckers will either need to use the next exit to the north (Exit 259) at Crossroads Boulevard, or the next exit to the south (Exit 255) at State Highway 402.
The following detours will be in place for truckers this weekend:
Delays should be expected for all traffic traveling on US 34 in the area this weekend. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone.
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