College Avenue bridge work over Spring Creek starts Sept. 28

September 25, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 -

FORT COLLINS – Starting on Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work on the US 287 (College Avenue) bridge over Spring Creek. College Avenue, near Johnson and Spring Park Drives, will be restricted to two lanes in each direction through mid-November. This configuration will be in place 24 hours, seven days a week.

The Martin Marietta-led contractor team will perform daytime work behind barrier wall to remove and reconstruct concrete overhangs, which include the sidewalks and guardrail. The barrier wall will be removed before a winter shut-down. Crews will return to perform bridge deck repairs in Spring 2016. All affected intersections and driveways will remain open during the bridge work.

Bridge rehabilitation work requires the temporary closure of the Spring Creek Trail in the immediate area of College Avenue. A signed detour, which uses the adjacent signalized crossing at Spring Park Drive, will be provided. Sidewalks will also be closed across the bridge. Pedestrian detour routes will be signed.

Lane closures will continue to be communicated through weekly alerts using CDOT’s email and text alert service, as well as to local media. To sign up for alerts, visit the project website at


The final phase of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s US 287 resurfacing project began in late July 2015. The project extends from Mulberry Street to Harmony Road and is expected to take approximately six months to complete with a winter shut-down.

This is the third and final phase of the work on US 287. The first phase went from Harmony Road south to Carpenter Road and was completed last year. Phase 2 went from Carpenter to 29th Street in Loveland and is being completed now.

If you have questions or concerns, call the project information line at 970-443-7200 or send an email to: [email protected].