TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Castle Creek Bridge expansion joint work continues

September 9, 2016 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work scheduled for next Wednesday

PITKIN COUNTY/ASPEN —Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) specialty crews will need to perform additional repairs to the bridge expansion joint on Castle Creek Bridge, Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Crews replaced the rubber bladder which keeps moisture away from the bearings on the bridge in August but needed more time, then was allotted that day, to continue with repairs on the end dam.

“While we recognize doing work on CO 82 is always challenging given the volume of traffic,” said Don Poole, CDOT Maintenance Supervisor, “we need to get this accomplished before the change in weather makes it difficult to perform this work.”

Engineers from CDOT Staff Bridge are planning to take advantage of the single lane closure to perform inspections thus eliminating the need for an additional closure in the future.

The sidewalk over Castle Creek Bridge will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists. Also, commercial truck traffic and RFTA buses will utilize CO 82 both west and eastbound although delays should be expected as flaggers will be in place to alternate CMV and RFTA through the closure.

Working with the City of Aspen, the following alternate route was identified and will be in place:

  • Traffic will be reduced to one-lane and eastbound traffic as well as commercial truck traffic and RFTA buses will utilize CO 82 although delays can be expected.

  • Westbound CO 82 traffic will be detoured on to 6th Street to west Smuggler Street to Power Plant Road to Cemetery Lane and back to CO 82.

  • Westbound CMV and RFTA buses should stage on CO 82 and Hallam Street and will be alternated across the bridge as needed.

  • Please pay attention to CDOT flaggers and uniform traffic control as they will be working to direct motorists on the alternate route and through the work zone.

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