Public Meeting Scheduled for US 40 Bridge Project

February 22, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Meeting will provide information about Elk River Bridge replacement near Steamboat Springs.

ROUTT COUNTY — On Thursday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be hosting a public meeting regarding the US 40/East Fork over the Elk River Bridge replacement project. The meeting will be held at 522 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs on the third floor (Routt County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Conference Room). Members of the public are invited to attend in order to learn more about the current design and detour configuration for the project. A formal presentation will take place from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

The current bridge, located on US 40 in Routt County approximately eight miles west of Steamboat Springs, needs to be replaced because it is functionally obsolete. It was built in 1958, identified for replacement in 2010, and will be funded through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE), a government-owned business entity within CDOT that was established as part of the Funding Advancements for Surface Treatment and Economic Recovery (FASTER) legislation. The purpose of the CBE is to complete designated bridge projects that involve the financing, repair, reconstruction, and replacement of bridges designated by CDOT as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and rated in “poor” condition.

On October 2011 CDOT officially launched a new website to track the status of Colorado’s poor bridges as they are being planned, designed, and constructed through the CBE. Visit for more information.

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