Signals Set to Control Traffic at Holly Bridge

June 28, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PROWERS COUNTY – Traffic signals will be activated next week at the bridge reconstruction site on State Highway 89, one mile south of Holly.

On Tuesday, July 5, signals will begin alternating northbound and southbound traffic through the work zone and across the old bridge, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Stop times will be approximately five minutes.  Vehicles wider than 12 feet will not be allowed to travel through the area due to the limited width on the one-lane roadway.

In about two months, traffic then will be switched onto the new structure.  One direction of traffic will continue to alternate across the new bridge while additional construction, including paving and embankment work, continues for another two months.

The project is scheduled for completion in November 2011.

In addition to building a new bridge across the Arkansas River, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project includes new guardrails, seeding, mulching, signing and striping.

The current bridge, built in 1949, is being replaced since it is considered structurally-deficient and functionally obsolete.

FASTER – Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery – is fully funding the $5.5 million project.  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: