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WCR 49 Project Photos

The Weld County Road (WCR) 49 Project is the largest roadway project in the county’s 154-year history. This project involves widening WCR 49 from US Highway 34 to Interstate 76. The existing 20-mile two-lane asphalt road will be expanded to a five-lane concrete road with a turn lane in the center. The improvements include intersection widening for acceleration and deceleration lanes and overall safety improvements for the traveling public.

The Weld County Parkway Project is a 3.5 mile stretch of new road that extends the Corridor north from Highway 34 to WCR 60.5 at WCR 47.

Weld County Parkway Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Weld County Board of Commissioners opened the Weld County Parkway on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on the Cache la Poudre River Bridge. Exactly thirteen months after the Parkway groundbreaking ceremony, Weld County elected officials, project team members from the Department of Public Works, Flatiron Constructors and Atkins were joined by the Platte Valley Fire Protection District, the Weld County Sherriff’s Office Honor Guard and Weld County residents to celebrate the grand opening of the road. Also in attendance were the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Executive Director Irv Halter and the DOLA Regional Manager for North Central Counties Don Sandoval. Weld County received a $3.1 million grant from DOLA for this project.

Click here to read the Parkway grand opening press release.

image is of Commissioner Freeman addressing the ceremony attendees. Picture is of the Weld County Honor GuardPicture is of ceremony attendees in front of the Platte Valley Fire Protection District fire engine.Picture is of Commissioner Kirkmeyer sawing through a barricade to open the Parkway.Weld County Commissioners in front of the Weld County Parkway sign on the Cache la Poudre Bridge

Click here to view a video and read the Greeley Tribune’s coverage of the Parkway ribbon cutting.

2/6/15: Building Bridges on the Parkway Project

Photo of the road work being done on the Parkway project. Workers on the new South Platte Bridge must build a dam to divert water while they construct the new bridge.













The start of the Cache la Poudre bridge on the Parkway just south of the intersection of WCR 60.5.

10/10/14: Ground Breaking of the Parkway Project

On October 10, 2014, Weld County Commissioners were joined by Governor John Hickenlooper, Executive Director of DOLA Reeves Brown, Weld County Public Works Staff, employees from Flatiron Constructors and community members to celebrate the ground breaking Parkway Project.

The official ground breaking for the WCR 49 Parkway Project on October 10, 2014.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Relford
Transportation Manager
(970) 304-6496 x 3748
Don Dunker, P.E.
County Engineer
(970) 304-6496 x 3749
Public Works Department
1111 H Street, Greeley
(970) 400-3750
(970) 304-6497

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 758
Greeley, CO 80632
Jennifer Finch
Public Information Officer
1150 O Street
P.O. Box 758
Greeley, CO 80632
(970) 336-7203