The Colorado Department of Transportation on behalf of Weld County has submitted applications to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission regarding the closure of five Union Pacific railroad crossings along the Highway 85 corridor..

Under consideration are the railroad crossing closures at Weld County Roads 2.5, 29, 46, 72 and 104. The closures only concern the railroad crossings at those roads and do not apply to the roads themselves, which will continue to be maintained by the county.

Requested closure date for each crossing is 7/12/18. Residents will have the opportunity to hear more information or ask questions about the closures during public meetings held by the PUC before final decisions are made.

The applications are part of the county’s overall coordinated effort with CDOT to improve safety for the traveling public along Highway 85. These closures will assist CDOT in securing US 85 in a permanent easement from Union Pacific Railroad.  In January, public meetings were held to discuss the need for railroad-crossing closures as well as highlight some future safety improvements planned along the Highway 85 corridor.



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