I-25 Frontage Road Near Berthoud/State Highway 56 Exit Reopening Tomorrow to Motorists

April 11, 2013 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project on schedule to finish by June 2013.

WELD COUNTY — Beginning tomorrow, Friday, April 12, 2013 at noon, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will reopen the I-25 frontage road south of the Berthoud/State Highway 56 exit between Mead and Johnstown just south of I-25 mile marker 250. The road was closed in early September 2012 so crews could replace the former steel arch bridge on the frontage road over the Little Thompson River with a new, slightly longer concrete bridge.

“The new bridge will better accommodate the flood flow of the Little Thompson River,” said Project Engineer Michelle Martin. “We replaced a structure that was constructed in 1938, and that was in both poor condition and structurally deficient. We want to thank motorists for their patience during the closure, especially since the alternate routes required extra travel time.”

At this time, the project is on schedule to finish by June 2013. Work on the project will continue to take place Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and motorists are urged to drive Slow for the Cone Zone.

Zak Dirt is the contractor for this $1.3 million project, which 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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