Work Begins Today on Sidewalk Replacement in Sterling

March 26, 2012 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Today, crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began work on a reconstruction project for the sidewalk and pedestrian railings on the US 6 railroad overpass in Sterling.

Located at mile marker 404, the overpass sidewalk was in need of replacement after it had significantly cracked and weathered since its construction in the early 1970s.

“We have needed funding for this project for quite some time,” said Project Engineer Joel McCracken. “The project is long overdue and the end product will be a much safer sidewalk for pedestrians.”

Crews will be working from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays from now until July 2012. One lane of US 6 will be closed in each direction of the overpass, so motorists should plan for delays and are urged to build extra travel time. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone.

Colorado Constructors is the contractor for this $673,000 project, which was funded by Funding Advancements for Surface Treatment and Economic Recovery (FASTER) legislation, which is dedicated to improving safety and replacing poor bridges.

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