Update: CO 13 Yampa River Bridge Repair Work Continues

MOFFAT COUNTY—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and New Design Construction started spring construction about a month ago on the Yampa River Bridge, south of Craig on Colorado Highway (CO) 13.

In early February, crews began work on the driving surface of the bridge structure. The team continues to repair the bridge deck by joining the separate sections into one smooth slab. To keep the bridge open to the traveling public, this work can only be done on half of the roadway at a time. Once the deck work is complete, the bridge and the approaching roadway will be repaved and a new guardrail will be added.

The project's main purpose is to repair and extend the life of the bridge by transferring its foundation from shallow to deep. The team succeeded in accomplishing this from September 2015 to December 2016. This portion of the work took place below the deck and out of sight of the traveling public.

CDOT and the contractor thank the traveling public for patience and safe responses to traveling through the work zone.

Travel Impacts

Project work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic will be reduced to alternating, one-way traffic controlled by signal lights. Speeds will be reduced to 25 mph through the work zone. There will be a 12-foot width restriction in place at all times.


The Yampa River Bridge repair project began in July 2015 and is scheduled to be completed by July 31, 2017. Project work on CO 13 runs from mile point (MP) 85.715 to 85.94, south of Craig. Learn more on the project website.