Tuesday, May 14, 2019

U.S. Highway 287 project is almost over after more than three years

US 287 to LaPorte Roundabout           Image Credit: CDOT
Last week US 287 from Colorado 1 (Terry Lake Road) to the Laporte Bypass (County Road 54G) fully opened after completion of the largest roundabout on a state highway, widening to two through lanes in each direction and a center turn lane, and widening shoulders. Previously, the roadway was one through lane in each direction.

Striping work is expected to finish this week, and installation of sidewalk and a pedestrian bridge will continue until fall with minimal impacts to traffic.

The project began in early 2016, and its complexity led to the longer construction time. The project had to move utilities and work around railroad tracks, irrigation ditches, busy intersections.

The roundabout is 228 feet wide and includes a painted Colorado 'C' in the middle.

For more information, read the article in the Coloradoan.

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