FORT COLLINS — On Tuesday, June 14, at 10 a.m., the Colorado State Patrol, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation celebrated the grand opening of the new northbound and southbound I-25 Port of Entry stations in Fort Collins, near I-25 and Prospect Road. Construction of the new Port of Entry facilities was part of the I-25 North Express Lanes Project, Johnstown to Fort Collins.
At the event, representatives from Colorado State Patrol, CDOT and the I-25 North Express Lanes Project team discussed the new buildings and the innovative features they will bring to the northern Colorado freight checkpoints.
"We are very excited and grateful to have two new facilities on both sides of I-25 for commercial motor vehicle truck inspections and clearances," stated Lt. Col. Joshua Downing, Colorado State Patrol. "The CDOT team worked very closely with the port of entry members to create spacious and safe facilities for the officers, the needed technology and the important industry we serve."
Remarks from project representatives were followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an opportunity for guests to explore the new southbound I-25 Port of Entry building and interact with project and Port of Entry representatives to learn more about the new features of the facilities in Fort Collins.
“Today marks the start of enhancing another important layer of transportation in Colorado –improving freight efficiency,” said CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “I am honored to be here today with Colorado State Patrol to celebrate the opening of the new Fort Collins Port of Entry, which will deliver improved interstate operations to freight drivers and commuters alike.”
Constructing the new Port of Entry facilities was part of the I-25 North Express Lanes Project, Johnstown to Fort Collins, and opening the new weigh station checkpoints is not only a major milestone for Colorado’s freight industry but for the construction progress of the I-25 North Express Lanes Project. This project, which started in the fall of 2018, supports the growth of northern Colorado and brings economic, environmental and quality of life benefits for northern Coloradans and Interstate users, just as the new Port of Entry checkpoints and the freight industry do for the great state of Colorado.
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