|Weld County Road 49 Project Extent|
Weld County Commissioners voted on Wednesday to add 3.5 miles to the Weld County Road (WCR) 49 construction project from WCR 60 ½ (8th Street in Greeley) to Colo. 392. The additional segment is actually WCR 47. The project will cost $21 million and work will begin in November 2017 with completion expected in June 2018. The WCR 49 Corridor is meant to be a north-south corridor that will improve safety and ease congestion and from oil and gas truck traffic currently using the US 85 Corridor. The project is consistent with the county’s long-range plan and will save taxpayers $4 million because it was added as a change order on Wednesday. Improvements are already underway at the WCR 47 / Colo. 392 intersection.
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