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Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)

Infrastructure improvements help maintain and/or improve our City assets. These projects can incorporate new construction, expansion, renovation or replacement of current infrastructure. Costs can include land, engineering, design, architectural planning, contract services needed to complete a project.

US 34 Widening - Denver Avenue to Centerra Parkway

Project update:

Phase I - 34 between Denver Avenue and Boyd Lake Avenue, motorists can expect shoulder closures with minimal impacts to traffic. Crews will work regular daytime hours, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Speeds will be reduced to 45 MPH in the work zone.

Project Summary

US 34 is one of the primary roadways in Loveland, serving both the local community and the larger region as a primary access from I-25 to Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park. The widening improvements for portions of the corridor will improve safety and help reduce congestion during peak hours in the short term.

Funding for the project has been acquired from a combination of resources:

  • Street Capital Expansion Fees
  • General Fund
  • Council Special Projects Fund
  • Cash-in-Lieu Funds (collected from existing development along this section of US 34)
  • Federal Funds (Surface Transportation Block Grant through North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization)

Phase I

Denver Avenue to Boyd Lake Avenue – Construction in 2020

A 3rd travel lane in each direction will be added; turn lane additions and extensions; center median improvements; improved bike lanes and sidewalks.

Traffic Impact: The majority of construction will be along the shoulders of existing the road for additional travel lanes and bike lane widening, and outside the roadway for sidewalks. Crews anticipate maintaining two travel lanes in each direction during most of the construction.

Phase II

Boyd Lake Avenue to Rocky Mountain Avenue – Construction in 2023

Travel lanes will be added; turn lane additions and extensions; center median improvements; improved bike lanes and sidewalk. Design work is in the preliminary phase.

Funding for this phase will not be available until 2023.

Project Team

Dave Klockeman, Senior Civil Engineer, dave.klockeman@cityofloveland.org
Mike Jacobson, Senior Civil Engineer, mike.jacobson@cityofloveland.org

The Colorado Department of Transportation will also be widening a portion of US 34 from Rocky Mountain Avenue to Centerra Parkway by adding a 3rd through lane in each direction as part of the ongoing I-25 Express project. This work includes replacing the existing bridges over I-25 and improvements to the US 34 intersections at Rocky Mountain Avenue, the I-25 Ramps, and Centerra Parkway.