Bridge Repairs to Reduce I-25 to One Lane in Each Direction This Weekend

August 10, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - WELD COUNTY— Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, August 12th and continuing until 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 14th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will conduct bridge work to repair bridge expansion joints on I-25 over the Great Western Railroad near Mead.

The work will require a temporary realignment of northbound and southbound I-25, which will reduce the highway to one lane in each direction from 10 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. on Sunday with single lane closures beginning at 9 p.m.

“We will be conducting extensive bridge work over the weekend that requires us to tear up the existing southbound I-25 lanes, conduct bridge repairs and repave in concrete,” said CDOT Project Engineer Monte Malik.  “As a result, the interstate will be realigned for the majority of the weekend, creating delays on I-25.”

In the temporary alignment, one lane of northbound and southbound I-25 will be open in each direction on the northbound lanes. The lane closures and realignment will stretch for approximately four miles from Mead to just south of Berthoud to safely allow traffic to enter and exit the temporary alignment. In addition, the speed limit will be reduced from 75 MPH to 45 MPH.

Since the bridge repairs require extensive concrete work, there will be a period of time over the weekend in which the concrete will be curing and crews may not be visibly working. The lane closures will remain in place during this time to allow the concrete to cure.

Major delays are possible throughout the weekend and alternate routes such as US 85 and US 287 are strongly advised. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all traffic signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”  Fines for most infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.

Colorado Constructors, Inc. is the contractor for this $455,000 project that will be complete by the end of September 2011, weather permitting.

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