Bridge Work on US 34D Continues Through November

Oct. 24, 2018 -

GREELEY—Due to weather delays and unforeseen structural issues, bridge repairs on US Highway 34D will continue into November.


Through November, there will be no access from US 34D and US 34 west to 24th Street. A detour will continue to direct motorists via US 34 and US 85.

Tony Strain, project manager for contractor Hamilton Construction Company, doesn't anticipate further delays, and says last week the weather and temperatures cooperated enough to pour the bridge deck. Paving will take place over the bridge the week of Oct. 29. Remaining work is expected to last approximately three weeks, which includes bridge rails and guards.

Prior to pouring the bridge deck, approximately 13 piers required removal of deteriorated surface concrete and replacement of structural steel. They were then rebuilt using a high-strength concrete mix.

Crews also have finished resurfacing 18th Street from 1st Avenue to the bridge over the South Platte River (currently under construction). Shoulder work to bring everything to grade is underway. Additionally, crews have added curb ramps to the 1st Street intersection to provide better accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Project Schedule

  • Work began on March 5, 2018, and is scheduled through the end of November 2018.
  • Normal working hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, with extended hours in special cases.

Travel Impacts

  • shoulder, sidewalk, lane and turn-pocket closures
  • US 34D closed during bride work, with a detour in place