Bridge maintenance projects in Craig and Hayden begin next week

March 2, 2019 - Maintenance work will preserve and extend the life of five bridges

CRAIG/HAYDEN, CO – On Monday, March 4, The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Myers & Sons Construction will begin a bridge maintenance project that will include work on two bridges located along US 40 in Craig, two bridges on US 40 in Hayden and one bridge on CO 394 in Craig.

The $2.9 million project will extend the life of the existing bridges through repairs and

upgrades. The repairs include adding concrete material where water has washed away the original soils that the bridges relied on for support. The upgrades include an application of new waterproof materials to the structures.

The main objective of these projects is to increase safety and extend the life of the bridges. The repairs will add 20 years of life to the bridges and the waterproofing will add 10-12 years of extended life.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS: Working hours for the bridge maintenance projects will occur Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No work will take place on the weekends. Motorists can expect single lane closures across the bridges and expect up to 10 minute delays during commute hours.

Work is expected to be completed in June 2020.

STAY INFORMED:  For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 970-717-0100, email the team at or visit the project website at


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and airports, and administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated inter-regional express service. Colorado Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s inter-modal mobility options.