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Weld County to get new hazmat route for oil, gas truck traffic

Weld County will soon have a new hazardous materials route that officials hope will take some of the heavy truck traffic — ferrying gasoline, diesel fuel and crude oil — off of Highway 85.

The Colorado State Patrol recently designated Weld County Road 49, between U.S. 34 and Interstate 76, as a state hazmat route. Final rules for the new designation should be put in place next month, with the new route open to hazmat traffic on April 1.

Weld County Road 49, which was given a $109.6 million overhaul three years ago, connects Kersey with I-76 20 miles to the south and is located in the heart of Colorado’s oil and gas country.

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2020-12-30 14:38:00

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