May 5, 2023 8:00 AM
Eastman Park Dr. and State Hwy. 257 Intersection Improvements Underway
The Town of Windsor is starting the intersection improvement project at Eastman Park Dr. and State Hwy. 257 that is anticipated to have major traffic impacts mid-May through early 2024. The project is intended to significantly widen the intersection, make critical railroad crossing improvements, and road safety and functionality. The largest impact is anticipated to last 3-4 months during the summer when a portion of Eastman Park Dr. between Water Valley Dr./Cornerstone Dr. and State Hwy. 257 is temporarily closed. Business access will remain open, but residents are encouraged to detour.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be working on roadway improvements along areas of State Hwy. 257 in tandem with the intersection improvements. CDOT will be resurfacing the roadway between Walnut St. and Crossroads Blvd. For updates specific to CDOT's project, visit codot.gov/projects/co257-34-walnut. Text 257 to 866-762-3640 receive text notifications.
Latest Update: September 18, 2023 4:34 PM
The Town of Windsor is continuing the intersection improvements at Eastman Park Dr. and CO 257 and is nearing completion. Over the past several weeks, the intersection has been paved from the roundabout at Cornerstone Dr. to CO 257. Additionally, the signal poles and railroad gates have also recently been installed and currently undergoing wiring. For the intersection to fully open to traffic, the roadway needs to be striped, roadway signs need to be installed and the final inspection needs to be passed. The intersection is anticipated to open before the end of September, weather permitting.
Once the intersection is opened back up to traffic, shoulder and sidewalk work will continue. Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant when traveling through the work area. For more information, visit windsorgov.com/257Eastman. For traffic alert notifications, text Roads to 970-251-7151.
CDOT is continuing their CO 257 roadway improvements from Crossroads Blvd. to US 34. For updates and more information, visit codot.gov/projects/co257us34walnut. To receive CDOT’s traffic alerts, text 257 to 866-762-3640.
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September 1, 2023 1:53 PM
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is also continuing their roadway improvements along CO 257. There is an upcoming 20-day closure of CO 257 from south of Crossroads Blvd. to just north of US 34 (10th St.) in Greeley, weather permitting. During this time, commuters will have to detour.
Work will take place from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5 through 7 p.m. on Monday, September 25. Planned work includes the resurfacing of CO 257, extensive repairs to the bridge supports and deck, replacing bridge railing and paving the bridge. Vehicle traffic must stay off the bridge while work is performed.
August 25, 2023 4:25 PM
As of Thursday, August 24, both the northbound and southbound portions of CO 257 at the intersection of Eastman Park Dr. are open. Same goes for CDOT’s floodplain closure. Following the reopening of CO 257, the Town of Windsor will focus on paving Eastman Park Dr. between Cornerstone Dr. and CO 257, coordinating the Railroad signal and safe crossing installation, and installing traffic signal poles at the intersection for the east/west portion to reopen.
Before the traffic signal poles can be installed, there is a couple weeks’ worth of wiring, on-site assembly and preparation that has to go into the street corners so they can stand up on their own. The town also has to coordinate with the railroad so their crossing signals are in sync with the new traffic lights. While the details are still being worked out logistically, the town is aiming for an October intersection reopening. Text Roads to 970-251-7151 to receive traffic alerts.
Then, starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, CDOT is going to fully close a portion of CO 257 south of Crossroads Blvd. for 20 days for bridge repairs. We mentioned this closure at the beginning of this project, so we hope it’s not catching you off guard. If it is, you can find more information about their road work at or text 257 to 866-762-3640.
All road work is weather permitting and subject to change.