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Reminder: US 138 Near State Highway 59 Closed for Bridge Work

November 15, 2010 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LOGAN AND SEDGWICK COUNTIES – Today, November 15th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) closed US 138 at milepost 42, which is near State Highway (SH) 59, to set a concrete box.

This portion of US 138 will be completely closed until 5 p.m. on Monday, November 22nd.  During the closure, motorists can take SH 59 south to I-76 and then I-76 west to SH 55.  Once on SH 55, travel north to US 138.

Once US 138 at milepost 42 reopens to traffic on November 22nd, crews will still have some work to complete to finish the new structure.  As a result, motorists can expect single-lane alternating traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Work is expected to be complete at this location in early December 2010, weather permitting.

Crews are also finishing up a bridge placement at milepost 14, which is near Iliff.  Motorists can expect single-lane alternating traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Work is expected to be complete at this location by the end of November 2010, weather permitting.

In all, the project replaces the timber bridge on US 138 near milepost 14 as well as the culvert on US 138 near milepost 42 with concrete box culverts.  Both structures were originally constructed in 1930 and are two of Colorado’s poor bridges.

Zak Dirt, Inc. is the contractor for this $593,000 project that is being funded through Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER).  The entire project should be complete by early December 2010.

To receive e-mail updates about the project, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the icon in the upper right corner under the search function.  You can then subscribe to the “US 138 bridge replacement project” listed under projects.  This is a free service provided by CDOT.

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