Bridge Deck Replacement in Boulder to Reduce Southbound Foothills Parkway to One Lane

October 25, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Closure will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout project.

BOULDER COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has reduced southbound Foothills Parkway (State Highway 157) to one lane as part of the bridge deck replacement at US 36 in Boulder. The lane closure will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the remainder of the project, which is scheduled for completion in spring 2013. A previous news release described the closure as closing one lane in each direction, which was inaccurate.

The existing bridge deck of Foothills Parkway over US 36 was built in 1971 and is in poor condition that warrants significant repairs. Deck replacement will also include tie-in-work to the existing highway on both sides of the bridge.

Work on the project will be split between daytime and nighttime hours to be determined each week. Daytime work will be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and nighttime work will take place from 9 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The southbound lane closure on Foothills Parkway will be in place 24/7. Three weekend closures of Foothills Parkway, as well as overnight closures of US 36, are planned but exact dates are not known at this time.

Delays of up to 10 minutes should be expected throughout the project work zone and the speed limit is reduced on Foothills Parkway to 35 MPH 24/7, and on US 36 to 40 MPH during night closures. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone.

The $1.3 million project is contracted to Jalisco International, Inc.

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