Weekend Closure for Foothills Parkway over US 36 Begins Friday Night

September 19, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Will last until 6 a.m. Monday, will allow both lanes of Foothills to reopen.

BOULDER COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be closing the southbound Foothills Parkway (State Highway 157) bridge onto eastbound US 36 beginning Friday, September 20 at 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, September 23 so crews can perform weekend and night work to finish the bridge replacement project. US 36 will not be impacted by the work and motorists will need to use Table Mesa as an alternate route. All work will be contingent on weather.

“Once we wrap up this weekend’s work, which will seal the new bridge deck, we will reopen both lanes of Foothills to the public,” said Project Engineer Stacy DeWitt. “We’re thankful to motorists for being so understanding of the impacts this project has had over the past few months.”

The original bridge deck of Foothills Parkway over US 36 was built in 1971 and was in poor condition, warranting significant repairs. In addition to replacing the bridge deck, crews also performed tie-in-work to the existing highway on both sides of the bridge. The project helped improve bridge safety for motorists merging from Foothills Parkway onto eastbound US 36.

The $1.3 million project is contracted to Jalisco International, Inc.

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