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US 24 Twin Bridge Project Completed and Open to Traffic

October 11, 2010 - FASTER bridge replaced and reopened in four days! Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - TELLER COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has finished a majority of the work on the Twin Creek Bridge, allowing U.S. 24 to reopen between Florissant and Divide.

A seven-mile section of Highway 24 was closed to traffic between the two towns, allowing the bridge to be replaced in minimum time.

Operations to replace the 73-year-old bridge began late on Wednesday, October 6, when U.S. 24 was closed to traffic.  The highway reopened at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 10.

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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