CDOT to Begin Bridge Replacement on State Highway 66 Monday

November 30, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will not impact traffic until spring 2013.

WELD COUNTY — On Monday, December 3, 2012, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a bridge replacement project on State Highway (SH) 66 over the Saint Vrain Creek between mile marker (MM) 46 and MM 47 east of I-25 and west of Platteville. The project will also include intersection improvements on SH 66 at Weld County Road (WCR) 17 and WCR 19, including shoulder improvements.

The existing bridge over the Saint Vrain is both in poor condition and structurally deficient. The project is expected to last through spring 2013 and traffic will not be impacted by work on the project until early 2013. Work taking place this winter will occur to the side of the highway and away from traffic, as crews will be building the new structure north of the existing one before performing embankment, guardrail, drainage, and other work when the winter season ends.

The $5.2 million project is contracted to Zak Dirt, Inc., and is funded through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE). The CBE was formed in 2009 as part of the FASTER (Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) legislation. The purpose of the CBE is to finance, repair, reconstruct and replace bridges designated as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete and rated in poor condition.

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