CDOT Repairs Bridge on US 24 Near Trout Creek Pass

April 26, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - CHAFFEE COUNTY - On Monday, April 30, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a project that includes repair and resurfacing of a US 24 bridge near Trout Creek Pass, between mile marker 221 and mile marker 222 (about 10 miles northeast of Johnson Village).

CDOT contracted the work to Wildcat Construction of Colorado Springs for $370,000.

During routine inspection by CDOT’s bridge engineers, it was discovered that the one of the bridge’s abutments (where bridge meets land) had moved several inches. The 129-foot structure, built in 1957, will be upgraded with current technology—getting two steel expansion joints that can each accommodate 1 to 4 inches of movement. In addition, the bridge’s concrete deck will be removed to various depths, and the entire deck will be resurfaced and given a water-proofing membrane to preserve its service life.

SCHEDULE & TRAVEL IMPACTS: The project is scheduled to last through the end of June 2012. During construction, motorists can expect traffic delays as intermittent single-lane closures are anticipated. Chaffee County Roads 307 and 309 will be closed at each end of the bridge for the duration of the project. Wide and overweight loads must use alternate routes via SH 9, US 50 or US 24 through Leadville. General work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The speed limit will be reduced to 25 MPH through the work zone.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: The public may call the project hotline at 719.966.4668 or write to [email protected]. For information on other CDOT projects, call 511 or log onto (or sign up for FREE highway updates by going to and choosing the green phone icon.)