Traffic Impacts

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if operations cannot be completed.

NOW OPEN - Kechter Road over I-25

On Wednesday, May 18, Kechter Road over I-25 reopened to traffic. The bridge, closed for the past seven months for reconstruction, will not only alleviate congestion on Harmony Road and Colorado Highway 392 interstate crossings, but it is more resilient to flooding, provides multimodal options and offers an alternate northbound and southbound route parallel to I-25 and another route to get to CO 392 rather than I-25. 

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The new bridge is a little higher than the old structure, enabling crews to raise the elevation of I-25 and add two new bridges south of Kechter Road spanning the floodplain to allow the next 100-year flood event to pass without affecting I-25. The bridge also features sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike lanes in both directions, and a roundabout constructed connects the West Frontage Road to Kechter Road just west of I-25, providing a safer intersection for all users than what existed previously.

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Additional work done in the last seven months included building large retaining walls on both sides of I-25 to contain the new widened footprint of I-25. The new structure was also lengthened to 226 feet to accommodate the additional toll lane in each direction of I-25. Making all these improvements took a fair amount of effort and materials including:

  • 16,475 cubic yards of material was used for the roadway embankment, enough to fill five Olympic sized swimming pools
  • 18 box girders – each 112 feet long – were set for the bridge
  • 2,500 tons of asphalt was put down
  • 27,697 square feet of retaining walls were built
  • 736 cubic yards of concrete was used for the bridge construction
  • 158,069 pounds of reinforced steel was used, or the weight of approximately forty Ford F-150s
  • 756 linear feet of pile was driven for the bridge foundations

Extended Closure - SE Frontage Road

To remove and replace the roadway approach slab at the north end of the SE Frontage Road bridge over the Big Thompson River, a full closure of SE Frontage Road between Lacy Lane and Larimer County Road 20 (between Colorado Highway 402 and US Highway 34) will take place from 7 a.m., April 25 through June 3.

Access to local residences will be maintained. I-25 will not be impacted during the full closure of the SE Frontage Road.

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View the Changes to Local Frontage Roads Factsheet

Construction Activities & Impacts

Colorado Highway 60 Bridge Work

Check out the videos below of the I-25 North Express Lanes Project crews erecting the new bridge girders and demolishing the old CO 60 bridge over I-25!

Centerra Loveland Mobility Hub

Check out this animated infographic for a closer look at what's to come with the Centerra Loveland Mobility Hub. The mobility hub is being built as part of the I-25 North Express Lanes Project, and will offer a new multimodal space for I-25 North corridor commuters.

Berthoud to Johnstown

Monday, 7 a.m. to Friday, 5 p.m. there will be a temporary full closure of Larimer County Road 16 under I-25 to allow crews to install barrier walls and erosion control materials under and around the I-25 bridge.
 
A traffic switch is planned for Thursday, 9 p.m. to Friday, 5 a.m., on Colorado Highway 60 between mile points 251-252. During this time, the southbound I-25 on- and off-ramps at CO 60 will be closed and a southbound I-25 right lane closure will be in place while crews relocate barriers and switch traffic onto the new ramps, and install lighting and traffic signal work.
 
Lane closures for the week of May 15:

  • Thursday: Overnight southbound I-25 on- and off-ramps, right lane closures at CO 60 (between MP 251-252).
  • Monday to Friday: Temporary full closure of LCR 16 under I-25.

Johnstown to Fort Collins

To perform striping operations and install safety barrier, single right lane closures on southbound I-25 between Prospect Road and the new Port of Entry will take place from:

  • 9 p.m., Sunday, May 14, until 5 a.m., Monday, May 15
  • 9 p.m., Monday, May 15, until 5 a.m., Tuesday, May 16
  • If needed, 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, until 5 a.m., Wednesday, May 17

To remove and replace the roadway approach slab at the north end of the SE Frontage Road bridge over the Big Thompson River, a full closure of SE Frontage Road between Lacy Lane and Larimer County Road 20 (between Colorado Highway 402 and US Highway 34) will be in place through June 3. Access to local residences will be maintained. I-25 will not be impacted during the full closure of the SE Frontage Road.
 
Kechter Road bridge over I-25 will open to traffic Wednesday, May 18. The new Kechter Road over I-25 will feature a roundabout on the west side of I-25 that improves safety and traffic flow issues, and provide increased pedestrian safety with new sidewalks, pedestrian crosswalks, and bike lanes in each direction.


Work this Week

May 15 - 21

Lane closures for the week of May 15:

  • Thursday: Overnight southbound I-25 on- and off-ramps, right lane closures at CO 60 (between MP 251-252).
  • Monday to Friday: Temporary full closure of LCR 16 under I-25.