Michigan River Bridge Replacement Underway

August 30, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - No work to take place over the weekend due to Labor Day holiday.

JACKSON COUNTY – Since mid-August, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been working on the construction of the Michigan River Bridge replacement on State Highway (SH) 125. Located just one mile north of Walden, the Michigan River Bridge was built in 1937 and is structurally deficient.

To date, crews have cleared the work area to prepare it for future work, installed erosion control devices, drained standing water, excavated the surrounding earth, and graded it to prepare for construction. All work is currently taking place outside of the roadway or under the existing bridge. Next week, crews will begin placing concrete for the box culvert, but no work will take place after 1 p.m. Friday, August 31 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 4 due to the Labor Day holiday.

Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, with potential work taking place at night and on weekends. Speed limits will be reduced to 35 MPH through the work zone and intermittent traffic delays of up to 10 minutes may occur throughout construction to allow equipment to access the work zone. Motorists are reminded to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone.

American Civil Constructors, Inc. is the contractor for this $1.5 million bridge project that is funded by CDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.

Businesses and residents are encouraged to sign up for periodic updates at [email protected]. This email system will be used to alert recipients to any significant project activities or unscheduled delays.    Additional information can be retrieved through the project information office at 970-409-9548 or by contacting ACC’s public information officer, Jody Randall, directly at 720-244-7312.

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