Traffic Signal at WCR7 and Erie Parkway

Town of Erie staff has been actively working to install a traffic signal and turn lanes at the intersection of Weld County Road 7 (WCR 7) and Erie Parkway for some time. Currently the roadway work to add left turn lanes in all directions and a west bound right turn lane is underway. 

The traffic signal contractor has been selected and they are completing the submittals for the traffic signal.  Due to the long lead time on the signal poles, the poles are not anticipated to be available until the end of the year. This portion of the project is funded by a 600,000 Federal grant which has reporting and inspection requirements.

During the construction of the east bound lane of Erie Parkway, east of WCR 7, a problem with the subgrade was discovered and an emergency repair was needed. The geotechnical engineers came up with a solution for stabilizing the worst area. The additional stabilization of the subgrade has extended the construction time frame for the project. Weather permitting the following is the updated construction schedule for the roadway improvements.

Traffic Impacts:

Two-way traffic will be maintained on all open road sections until the final top lift of asphalt at the end of the project. During the top lift of asphalt, one lane of traffic will be open with flaggers from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Construction Timeline:

Oct. 10 - 14

  • Complete Paving of top lift on Erie Parkway and WCR 7
  • Flaggers to control traffic
  • Final lane striping

Oct. 17 – 24

  • Restore disturbed area with native seeding

Oct. 25 – 31

  • Final Punch List

March 6  21

  • Signal Pole Installation
  • Finalizing all electrical work and testing light signals
  • Signal go-live by March 21