The Colorado Department of Transportation will close Weld County Road 76 or 10th Street to the east of the US Highway 85 intersection to improve the intersection as part of the project to improve US 85 from Eaton to Ault. The closure will last from 9 a.m. Friday, July 7, through 9 a.m. Monday, July 10. The west side of County Road 76 will remain open through the weekend, and motorists traveling northbound and southbound on US 85 will not be affected.


Those who are impacted by the weekend closure will be detoured around the intersection. Suggested routes include using County Road 74 to the south, or Colorado Highway 14 to the north of the closure.

Crews will be upgrading the roadway near one of Eaton’s designated railroad crossings.

  • A 10-foot width restriction is in place.
  • Speeds will be reduced to 25 mph in the active work zone.
  • Plan additional travel time for the detour.