24/7 Detour Begins Saturday Night at Midnight on State Highway 14 Near Ault

June 14, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour will last 28 days and allows crews to build new bridge and reconstruct the roadway.

WELD COUNTY — After a brief delay due to signage issues, the Colorado Department of Transportation will implement the 24/7 highway closure on State Highway (SH) 14 over the Coal Bank Creek located three miles west of Ault at mile maker 149 beginning at midnight Saturday night, June 15 (going into Sunday, June 16). A detour will be in place during the 28-day full closure until Saturday, July 13. The 24/7 detour will require motorists to use SH 257, SH 392, and US 85 so crews can build a new bridge and reconstruct the roadway. A full map of the detour is available here: http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/sh14corridor/coal-bank-creek-bridge-1/detour-map/image_view_fullscreen

Originally built in 1935, the existing bridge is structurally deficient and warrants replacement as a part of the Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE), which is part of the Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER) legislation. The bridge is being replaced with a wider and higher structure that meets current standards. So far, crews have widened the roadway, installed new storm drainage piping, and relocated utility lines. Many Colorado bridges are in poor condition, and by replacing the Coal Bank Creek bridge, CDOT will create a safer trip for drivers in addition to improving drainage through the area.

SEMA Construction Inc. of Centennial, CO. is the contractor for this $3.7 million project, which is scheduled for completion in September 2013.

For more information about this project, call the public information line at 970-672-0770 or email [email protected]. To access additional construction information, please visit www.coloradodot.info/projects/sh14corridor.

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