Expect Delays on Southbound US 85 at CO 7 Through Sept. 16 for Bridge Work

Sept. 7, 2017 -

DENVER—Crews are rehabilitating the bridge deck on US 85 southbound, requiring a single-lane closure on the bridge. Motorists should prepare for delays.

Lane Closure Info

Traffic will be restricted to one lane on US 85 southbound at Colorado State Highway 7/Bridge St. through 7 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9. The lane will reopen to traffic and close again starting 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10 through 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

While work is scheduled to take place during off-peak travel times (nights and early mornings), crews are having to work around the clock after finding the pavement surface on this stretch of US 85 to be deteriorating rapidly, requiring immediate permanent repairs that will take a longer time to fix. By Saturday morning, Sept. 16, work should be completed with both lanes open to traffic.

Project Info

The work is part of a $10.2 million project to resurface and repair pavement and bridges on US 85 from Interstate 76 to 168th Avenue.  Other improvements include guardrail and cable barrier installation, and updating traffic signals, signing, and striping.

These updates will significantly improve travel safety along this corridor.

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