Bridge Work to Impact Traffic on Highway 94

July 27, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – As part of its paving project on State Highway 94, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins bridge rehabilitation work on the Jimmy Camp Creek Bridge next week, about a 1½ miles east of the U.S. 24 junction.

Beginning at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, and continuing until around 6:30 p.m., drivers can expect delays up to 10 minutes at the bridge site as flaggers alternate vehicles across the bridge while traffic is realigned through the work zone, including setting concrete barrier and surface removal.  When the work is complete, a 12-foot lane will be open to traffic in each direction, with a reduced 40 mph speed limit in effect.  Vehicles wider than 12 feet will not be allowed through the area while the rehabilitation is taking place.

The bridge work is expected to continue for approximately three weeks, with the possibility of up to five weeks, depending on the amount of rehabilitation that is required.

Rehabilitating the bridge will provide at least another 10 years of service life to the structure.

In addition to the bridge work, CDOT currently is rotomilling and paving the 17-mile segment of State Highway 94 between U.S. 24 and Ellicott.  It also includes installing new guardrails and signs and another bridge rehabilitation east of the Jimmy Camp Creek Bridge.

Drivers should anticipate delays up to 15 minutes as flaggers alternate eastbound and westbound traffic through the work zone from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.  However, traffic stops will not be taking place during the morning and evening rush hours in the vicinity of Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base.  A reduced 40 mph also is in effect during work hours.

The $5.7 million project is scheduled for completion in October 2012.

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