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 (WCR7) 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 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. 

Weather permitting, WCR 7 north of Erie Parkway will be closed from July 18 through Aug. 3. Beginning on Aug. 3, WCR 7 south of Erie Parkway will be closed through Aug. 24.

Construction Timeline:

July 11-16 

  • Complete the grading and compacting of road base NE Erie Parkway 
  • Move stored base to stockpile
  • Construct roadside ditch NE Erie Parkway
  • Pave bottom lifts of asphalt NE Erie Parkway 
  • Apply temporary striping

July 18-23

  • Close WCR 7 north of Erie Parkway 
  • Remove existing Pavement on WCR 7
  • Traffic Signal Contractor to install conduit for traffic signal
  • Grade and start reconditioning subgrade for WCR 7

July 25-30

  • Finish reconditioning subgrade WCR 7
  • Install storm pipe across WCR 7 north of Erie Parkway
  • Install and compact road base

Aug. 1-6

  • Pave bottom lifts of asphalt on WCR7
  • Pave soft spot repairs on SE Erie Parkway 
  • Strip lanes
  • Move closure of WCR 7 to south of Erie Parkway
  • Begin pavement removal on WCR 7 south of Erie Parkway

Aug. 8-13

  • Grade and start reconditioning subgrade WCR 7 south of Erie Parkway 

Aug. 15-20

  • Install road base on WCR 7 south of Erie Parkway
  • Install concrete pan at FRICO access
  • Install roadside ditch and shoulder

Aug. 22-27

  • Paving bottom lifts of asphalt on WCR 7 south of Erie Parkway
  • Open WCR 7
  • Move barriers to SW Erie Parkway 
  • Begin pavement removal on SW Erie Parkway
  • Repair soft spots on SE Erie Parkway 

Aug. 29-Sept. 3

  • Grade and start reconditioning subgrade SW Erie Parkway
  • Install first half of storm pipe crossing Erie Parkway
  • Begin road base installation SW Erie Parkway

Sept. 5 -10

  • Finish road base installation SW Erie Parkway
  • Pave bottom lifts of asphalt on SW Erie Parkway
  • Strip lanes

Sept. 12 -17

  •  Shift Traffic to the south
  • Remove pavement NW Erie Parkway 
  • Grade and start reconditioning subgrade NW Erie Parkway

Sept. 19 -24

  • Finish reconditioning subgrade NW Erie Parkway
  • Install remainder of storm sewer system
  • Install road base NW Erie Parkway 

Sept. 26 – Oct. 1

  • Install bottom lift of pavement NW Erie Parkway
  • Roadside ditch and Shoulder work on Erie Parkway west of WCR 7 
  • Remove Concrete barriers

Oct. 3- 8

  • Clean up site

Oct. 10 - 22

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

Oct. 24 – 29

  • Restore disturbed area with native seeding

November – January

  • Signal installation