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A truck restriction prohibiting semi tractor-trailer traffic on Larimer County Road 50E [LCR#50E] known as Country Club Road in unincorporated Larimer County has been approved by the Board of Larimer County Commissioners.

The resolution prohibits semi tractor-trailer traffic on a two-mile length of roadway between the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 at LCR#50E and the Turnberry Rd. intersection just outside northern Fort Collins. Local truck deliveries on the road will be exempt from the restriction.

A temporary truck length restriction was put in place earlier this year after safety issues and public discussion began from increased semi tractor-trailer traffic on LCR#50E, which wasn’t designed to accommodate semi tractor-trailer traffic.

During the past several years, semi tractor-trailer traffic on the narrow, 2-lane road has increased significantly and become a safety hazard for pedestrians, cyclists, and residential automobile traffic.

Semi-trucks have entered opposite lanes facing oncoming traffic while turning on or off the road at intersections, causing unsafe traffic conditions.

Semi-truck drivers traveling on U.S. Hwy. 287 use the road to bypass traffic lights and the long, slow rumble through Fort Collins by taking County Club Rd. to reach I-25. They also use the route to travel in the opposite direction from I-25 to reach U.S. Hwy 287.

Semi tractor-trailer drivers will now need to use U.S. Hwy 287 and Colorado Hwy. 14 --- the designated truck route --- to reach I-25. 

Published on: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 10:25am
Contact Details:

Mark Peterson, County Engineer, petersmr@larimer.org [970] 498-5714, 

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