24/7 Detour Ends Tomorrow Afternoon on State Highway 14 Near Ault

July 11, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Detour will reopen one day ahead of schedule.

WELD COUNTY — Tomorrow, Friday, July 12 at approximately 3 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation will lift the 24/7 highway closure of State Highway (SH) 14 over the Coal Bank Creek located three miles west of Ault at mile maker 149. A detour had been in place since Saturday, June 16 and will end one day early after a nearly month-long closure. By closing the roadway, crews were able to build a new bridge and reconstruct the roadway.

Originally built in 1935, the original bridge was structurally deficient and warranted 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 was replaced with a wider and higher structure that meets current standards. Also as part of the project, crews 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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