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June 2, 2022 8:00 AM

WCR 7 at Erie Parkway Closed to Thru Traffic

PLEASE REVIEW LATEST UPDATES IN THIS ALERT AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.

This closure coincides with the Erie Parkway & WCR 7 Intersection Improvement project.

During construction, access to Erie Parkway from WCR 7 on the north will closed to all thru-traffic. Only local traffic (residents living on WCR 7) will be allowed access to their homes through this route. All other traffic will be detoured around the construction area via WCR 10, to I-25 East Frontage Road, to WCR 6.

Traffic control devices will be installed for safety of vehicle traffic. We ask that you follow the detour signage that will be installed. Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists are urged to pay close attention to detours and traffic control signs. Please reduce speeds and, if possible, avoid the construction area.

Your cooperation with posted signage will help our team complete this project in a timely and efficient manner would be greatly appreciated. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Debora Sanchez at 720-205-6970 or dsanchez@copaving.com.

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Latest Update:

August 8, 2022 2:30 PM

Northbound County Road 7 Open.
Southbound County Road 7 Closed.


The construction manager for the County Road 7 improvements has opened northbound County Road 7 from Erie Parkway.  

Southbound traffic is prohibited as Colorado Paving crews expand and pave this section.  

A new signal requires extensive planning and fabrication. The signal was designed and the construction contract has been awarded.  Once the signal components arrive, an install could occur in the Spring of 2023. 



Prior Updates

June 29, 2022 10:50 AM

The Weld County Road 7 and Erie Parkway Intersection Improvements Project is moving forward after a few recent delays. The work on Erie Parkway to expand the roadway on either side of WCR 7 was delayed by underground water levels. Water was saturating the ground beneath the surface of the road and causing dips and soft spots in the newly paved roadway. After detailed investigation, there are no waterline leaks or breaks, no sewer line leaks or breaks, and no obvious culprit for the increased water levels in this area.

After testing a few solutions for the road base to remain solid, the contractor found a stable solution. New pavement was laid on Saturday, June 19 and is holding up well. The current plan is to repair any remaining soft spots on Tuesday. Traffic is tentatively scheduled to shift to the south side of the road at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Prior to removing the remining old pavement on the north, the newly paved section will have traffic on it for a day, then the Contractor will complete the north side. 

Road work on WCR 7 just north of Erie Parkway was originally delayed due to rain and muddy conditions in the area after recent storms. The work was further delayed when the Erie Parkway base issues were found. The contractor and staff determined that closing another road out of that intersection would cause too much disruption. This work is tentatively scheduled to being the week of July 4 weather and all other unforeseen issues dependent.

Ultimately, this road work will lead to wider travel lanes and a full lighted intersection to help with the flow and safety of traffic. Thank you to the public for patience during this construction phase and for traveling in a slow and cautious manner through the work zone.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Debora Sanchez at 720-205-6970 or dsanchez@copaving.com.

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June 6, 2022 10:34 AM

Due to recent rain and muddy conditions, the closure of WCR 7 was postponed and will begin in stead on June 20. Below is the new expected schedule:

What's happening the week of June 20-25

  • North WCR 7 closed to through traffic
  • Mill work
  • Cut and fill 
  • Recondition

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