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Cascade Bridge Project Completed and Open to Traffic

October 5, 2010 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FASTER bridge replaced and reopened in less than one week!

EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has finished a majority of the work on the Fountain Creek Bridge in Cascade, allowing traffic on U.S. 24 to return to two lanes in each direction through the area.  Highway 24 had been reduced to a single lane in each direction while the eastbound bridge was replaced.

A majority of the work to remove and replace most of the 79-year-old bridge began late Wednesday, September 29, when it was closed to traffic.  It reopened at about 10 p.m. Monday, October 4.

CDOT gave SEMA Construction, Inc., the project’s prime contractor, up to two weeks to install the new bridge.

FASTER – Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery – is fully funding this $2 million project, which also includes bridge replacements in the Florissant area and Woodland Park.  Financed by vehicle registration fees, FASTER established a Statewide Bridge Enterprise, funding the maintenance and repair of Colorado’s most urgent structurally-deficient and functionally-obsolete bridges.  Additional information is accessible at: www.coloradodot.info/projects/faster.

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