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I-25 North Widening - Longmont to Fort Collins

Started by andy3175, January 24, 2016, 11:56:51 PM

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SD Mapman

Quote from: zachary_amaryllis on October 17, 2023, 06:48:19 AM
Quote from: andrepoiy on October 14, 2023, 07:35:14 PM
I just visited CO last week and I did drive up to Cheyenne from Denver. It was kind of jarring to see somewhat busy traffic volumes suddenly just drop once you pass maybe the CO-14 interchange.

I live on 14 (about 20-25 miles 'highway west' of that interchange). 14's the last real 'civilization' on I-25, before Cheyenne, if you don't count Wellington. A lot of truck traffic bails there for 287 to Laramie, and it's the 'downtown' exit for Foco.

The trucks haven't figured out Owl Canyon yet? Honestly IMO Larimer County should sign that as "TRUCK 287" and then you could get a lot of the through trucks out of Downtown Fort Collins...
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. - G.K. Chesterton


corco

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Quote from: SD Mapman on October 17, 2023, 08:23:15 AM
Quote from: zachary_amaryllis on October 17, 2023, 06:48:19 AM
Quote from: andrepoiy on October 14, 2023, 07:35:14 PM
I just visited CO last week and I did drive up to Cheyenne from Denver. It was kind of jarring to see somewhat busy traffic volumes suddenly just drop once you pass maybe the CO-14 interchange.

I live on 14 (about 20-25 miles 'highway west' of that interchange). 14's the last real 'civilization' on I-25, before Cheyenne, if you don't count Wellington. A lot of truck traffic bails there for 287 to Laramie, and it's the 'downtown' exit for Foco.

The trucks haven't figured out Owl Canyon yet? Honestly IMO Larimer County should sign that as "TRUCK 287" and then you could get a lot of the through trucks out of Downtown Fort Collins...

Just getting Owl Canyon paved a few years ago took decades and caused the residents to go insane (and was sad, because it was fun that the fastest route from Denver to anywhere in the northwest involved a dirt road) - actively encouraging trucks to use it would cause a mutiny

US 89

Quote from: corco on October 17, 2023, 09:11:19 AM
Quote from: SD Mapman on October 17, 2023, 08:23:15 AM
Quote from: zachary_amaryllis on October 17, 2023, 06:48:19 AM
Quote from: andrepoiy on October 14, 2023, 07:35:14 PM
I just visited CO last week and I did drive up to Cheyenne from Denver. It was kind of jarring to see somewhat busy traffic volumes suddenly just drop once you pass maybe the CO-14 interchange.

I live on 14 (about 20-25 miles 'highway west' of that interchange). 14's the last real 'civilization' on I-25, before Cheyenne, if you don't count Wellington. A lot of truck traffic bails there for 287 to Laramie, and it's the 'downtown' exit for Foco.

The trucks haven't figured out Owl Canyon yet? Honestly IMO Larimer County should sign that as "TRUCK 287" and then you could get a lot of the through trucks out of Downtown Fort Collins...

Just getting Owl Canyon paved a few years ago took decades and caused the residents to go insane (and was sad, because it was fun that the fastest route from Denver to anywhere in the northwest involved a dirt road) - actively encouraging trucks to use it would cause a mutiny

A good amount of truckers' GPS units probably aren't updated yet. And if you aren't already familiar with the road, "County Road 72" does not exactly indicate "this is a continuous highway" especially in an area that's chock full of county roads that become low quality dirt in the mountains. Maybe in Alabama it would, with the vast networks of high quality county roads there. But not in Colorado.

ski-man

I take Owl Canyon Road and CR70 multiple times a month traveling to and from Laramie. Believe me, plenty of semi's know about it now. It is not our little secret anymore.

zachary_amaryllis

Quote from: SD Mapman on October 17, 2023, 08:23:15 AM
Quote from: zachary_amaryllis on October 17, 2023, 06:48:19 AM
Quote from: andrepoiy on October 14, 2023, 07:35:14 PM
I just visited CO last week and I did drive up to Cheyenne from Denver. It was kind of jarring to see somewhat busy traffic volumes suddenly just drop once you pass maybe the CO-14 interchange.

I live on 14 (about 20-25 miles 'highway west' of that interchange). 14's the last real 'civilization' on I-25, before Cheyenne, if you don't count Wellington. A lot of truck traffic bails there for 287 to Laramie, and it's the 'downtown' exit for Foco.

The trucks haven't figured out Owl Canyon yet? Honestly IMO Larimer County should sign that as "TRUCK 287" and then you could get a lot of the through trucks out of Downtown Fort Collins...

Even worse - the parts of that road near 287, are almost up to state-highway quality. The county did a real nice repave of a good part of that road. It reverts to 'standard county road' around CR 19, though. The striping though, around that intersection... yeesh. It looks like it's been reconfigured a few times, and if you're not paying attention, you could be zonking along at 65 in the left-turn lane.

They've been trying to do this since I was a kid. Every time the train goes through downtown, it's a truck nightmare for a while, until the traffic unborks itself.
clinched:
I-64, I-80, I-76 (west), *64s in hampton roads, 225,270,180 (co, wy)

zachary_amaryllis

Quote from: US 89 on October 17, 2023, 09:55:22 AM
Quote from: corco on October 17, 2023, 09:11:19 AM
Quote from: SD Mapman on October 17, 2023, 08:23:15 AM
Quote from: zachary_amaryllis on October 17, 2023, 06:48:19 AM
Quote from: andrepoiy on October 14, 2023, 07:35:14 PM
I just visited CO last week and I did drive up to Cheyenne from Denver. It was kind of jarring to see somewhat busy traffic volumes suddenly just drop once you pass maybe the CO-14 interchange.

I live on 14 (about 20-25 miles 'highway west' of that interchange). 14's the last real 'civilization' on I-25, before Cheyenne, if you don't count Wellington. A lot of truck traffic bails there for 287 to Laramie, and it's the 'downtown' exit for Foco.

The trucks haven't figured out Owl Canyon yet? Honestly IMO Larimer County should sign that as "TRUCK 287" and then you could get a lot of the through trucks out of Downtown Fort Collins...

Just getting Owl Canyon paved a few years ago took decades and caused the residents to go insane (and was sad, because it was fun that the fastest route from Denver to anywhere in the northwest involved a dirt road) - actively encouraging trucks to use it would cause a mutiny

A good amount of truckers' GPS units probably aren't updated yet. And if you aren't already familiar with the road, "County Road 72" does not exactly indicate "this is a continuous highway" especially in an area that's chock full of county roads that become low quality dirt in the mountains. Maybe in Alabama it would, with the vast networks of high quality county roads there. But not in Colorado.

It's also not continously CR 72. The path, you start on 72, then you're on 19 for a minute, then the roundabout (in the middle of nowhere!), and you're on 70.
clinched:
I-64, I-80, I-76 (west), *64s in hampton roads, 225,270,180 (co, wy)

Plutonic Panda


jlam

Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 15, 2024, 01:48:36 PMThe next phase of this project has broken ground:

https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/cdot-breaks-ground-on-i-25-north-express-lanes-project/65003

I just drove that segment today. So far, they've shifted at least the NB lanes about 10 feet further from the median and set up jersey barriers. I don't drive this section of I-25 as often as I do the US 34 - SH 14 section of the road, so the construction won't affect me as much.

Also: bus stations along I-25 through the Front Range are nearing completion!

Plutonic Panda

Quote from: jlam on June 15, 2024, 11:29:51 PM
Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 15, 2024, 01:48:36 PMThe next phase of this project has broken ground:

https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/cdot-breaks-ground-on-i-25-north-express-lanes-project/65003

I just drove that segment today. So far, they've shifted at least the NB lanes about 10 feet further from the median and set up jersey barriers. I don't drive this section of I-25 as often as I do the US 34 - SH 14 section of the road, so the construction won't affect me as much.

Also: bus stations along I-25 through the Front Range are nearing completion!
Are these bus stations part of some BRT Project to Denver? I was not aware of that.

jlam

Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 15, 2024, 11:31:42 PM
Quote from: jlam on June 15, 2024, 11:29:51 PM
Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 15, 2024, 01:48:36 PMThe next phase of this project has broken ground:

https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/cdot-breaks-ground-on-i-25-north-express-lanes-project/65003

I just drove that segment today. So far, they've shifted at least the NB lanes about 10 feet further from the median and set up jersey barriers. I don't drive this section of I-25 as often as I do the US 34 - SH 14 section of the road, so the construction won't affect me as much.

Also: bus stations along I-25 through the Front Range are nearing completion!
Are these bus stations part of some BRT Project to Denver? I was not aware of that.

I'm pretty sure it's a new station for a realignment of the Bustang route through the area, so that it could stay on the Interstate instead of exiting into Loveland.



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