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Bridge Deck Work to Cause Major Delays on State Highway 94 Today and Friday

November 1, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Today, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will sandblast, waterproof and pave the Jimmy Camp bridge deck on State Highway (SH) 94, which is between U.S. 24 and Ellicott as part of an ongoing surface treatment project.

As a result, motorists can expect single-lane alternating traffic on SH 94 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Major delays are expected and alternate routes are strongly advised.

“In order to get a quality product, we need warm temperatures to complete this bridge deck work,” said CDOT Resident Engineer Dave Watt.  “We are going to take advantage of the warm temperatures expected the remainder of the week and get the work done before colder temperatures settle in.”

Delays up to 15 minutes are possible and alternate routes are strongly advised.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.” The speed limit has been reduced to 40 MPH through the work zone. Fines for most infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.

This work is part of a 17-mile project that paved SH 94 in asphalt and rehabilitated two bridge decks.The $5.7 million project, contracted to Rocky Mountain Materials of Colorado Springs, is scheduled to be complete by the end of November 2012.

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