Bridge Repair Work Begins Tuesday on State Highway 14 West of Ault

January 13, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - All highway traffic will be rerouted via detour during work hours.

WELD COUNTY — Beginning Tuesday, January 17, crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing emergency bridge repair work on the Coal Bank Creek Bridge on State Highway (SH) 14 west of Ault and east of SH 257 at mile marker 149. The highway will be closed to all through traffic between County Road (CR) 23 and CR 29 and a marked detour route will be in place during work hours via SH 392 for both eastbound and westbound traffic.

The closure will be in effect all next week through Friday, January 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. When work is complete each day, the detour will not be in place and traffic can use SH 14 as usual. The structure has been weight restricted and these restrictions will be in place until repairs are completed. Motorists will need to utilize the established detour route via SH 257, SH 392, and US 85. Depending on weather, an additional day of work may be necessary on Monday, January 23.

The repairs made next week to the Coal Bank Creek Bridge will be a temporary fix until next year when the bridge will be replaced as part of the Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE). Formed in 2009 as part of the FASTER (Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) legislation, the CBE finances, repairs, reconstructs and replaces bridges designated as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and rated “poor.”

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