Weld County Celebrates Completion of WCR 49 Corridor
Weld County has completed the largest road construction project in county history. The Weld County 49 Corridor is a 20-mile, five-lane, concrete corridor to run north/south through the county. On Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. the official completion of the corridor will be celebrated at a public event to be held at the county’s Kersey Grader Shed, located at 23636 WCR 54 (just west of WCR 49).
The county was able to pay for the project in cash. It was completed on time and on budget, and it now provides an additional north/south route for travelers in the county. The 2013 flood prompted the project to be done sooner rather than later.
During the celebration event, Weld County Commissioners will speak about the background of the corridor project.
As of October 13, 2017, Interstate Highway Construction (the contractor for the project) and their subcontractors, material suppliers and vendors had injected over $10.7 million into the local economy.