I-70 Frontage Road Bridge Replacement Set to Start

January 22, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - ELBERT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins a project on Monday, January 28, to replace the 79-year-old bridge on the Interstate 70 frontage road (U.S. 40), about 5 miles west of Limon.

In addition to building a new bridge across a gulch, work also consists of installing new guardrails, asphalt paving, embankment upgrades and seeding.

The bridge will be closed to traffic during construction, requiring all vehicles to use I-70 as the detour route until the new bridge is opened, currently scheduled for April 2013.

Lawrence Construction of Littleton, Colo., is the project’s prime contractor.

The Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE), a government-owned business entity within CDOT, is fully funding the $815,000 project.  The Colorado General assembly created the CBE to complete designated bridge projects that involve the financing, repair, reconstruction and replacement of bridges designated as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and rated “poor” by CDOT.  More information is available at: http://www.coloradodot.info/programs/BridgeEnterprise.

Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available atwww.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html or by calling 511.