Bridge Repairs to Impact Eastbound I-76 West of Julesburg This Week

June 18, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Motorists should also expect additional maintenance operations in the area.

LOGAN/SEDGWICK COUNTIES — Beginning today, Monday, June 18, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin multiple maintenance projects on I-76 that will extend the life of the highway in the future, will increase the safety of the interstate, and will create a smoother driving surface for motorists.

Bridge repairs will take place on eastbound I-76 west of Julesburg at mile marker (MM) 172. Repairs will last through Thursday, June 21 and during the work hours of 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the interstate will be closed at the bridge and all eastbound traffic will need to use the off- and on-ramps. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH from MM 171 to MM 173 and motorists should plan for delays of up to 10 minutes. Each evening, the interstate will be completely reopened for traffic.

In addition to the bridge repair work, CDOT maintenance crews will also be performing crack sealing, patching, and guardrail repair work from MM 145 to MM 165 (east of Sterling and west of Julesburg) beginning today and lasting through Wednesday, July 18. One lane of eastbound and westbound I-76 will be closed in the work zone and speeds will be reduced to 55 MPH during work hours of 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Motorists are reminded to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone.

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