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I-25 Bridge Project Underway Next Week

June 14, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Colorado Bridge Enterprise Funding Replacement of Five Structures.

EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) begins replacing five bridges on northbound Interstate 25, between the Pikes Peak International Raceway and Fountain, on Monday, June 18.

Four bridges will be replaced with a culvert; the fifth with another bridge.  All are located from five to six-and-a-half miles south of Fountain:

  • Dry gulch at mile 121.3.  Built 1930; rehabilitated 1948.  Bridge replacement.
  • Dry gulch at mile 121.9.  Built 1930; rehabilitated 1948.  Replace with culvert.
  • Rock Creek at mile 122.2.  Built 1930; rehabilitated 1948.  Replace with culvert.
  • Dry gulch at mile 122.5.  Built 1930; rehabilitated 1948.  Replace with culvert.
  • Dry gulch at mile 122.8.  Built 1930; rehabilitated 1948.  Replace with culvert.

Shoulder closures will be in place during the first week of the project for signing and survey work.  Then, beginning on the week of June 24, traffic will be reduced to one lane through each bridge site, and the speed limit reduced to 50 mph.  However, additional slowing should be anticipated due to the single lane configuration.

To accelerate construction and reduce the project’s time frame, crews will work 24 hours a day, from 7 p.m. Sunday to 3 p.m. Friday, with the exception of Wednesday, July 4.

The project is scheduled for completion in August 2012.

Lawrence Construction Co. of Littleton, Colo. is the contractor for the $3.8 million project, which is fully-funded by the Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE).*

Additional information is available by calling the project hotline at 719-219-9559.

Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at www.cotrip.org or by calling 511.  To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.  The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including Southeast Colorado.

* CBE was formed in 2009 as part of the FASTER (Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) legislation. It operates as a government-owned business within CDOT. The Colorado Transportation Commission serves as the Colorado Bridge Enterprise Board. CBE’s purpose is to finance, repair, reconstruct and replace bridges designated as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and rated “poor." In order to accomplish this goal, a bridge safety surcharge ranging from $13 to $32 has been imposed on vehicle registration based upon vehicle weight. Revenues from the bridge safety surcharge fee are phased in over a three-year period, and are estimated to generate approximately $100 million in annual funding. For more information, log onto: http://www.coloradodot.info/programs/BridgeEnterprise.

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