CDOT replaces two timber bridges over North Fork River in Wray starting April 27

Travel Advisory

April 7, 2020 - Northeastern Colorado

WRAY — Later this month, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work to replace two existing timber bridges over the North Fork River on US Highway 34 in Wray. 

Drivers can expect lane shifts as contractor, Zak Dirt, works on the $5.3 million project, finishing in February of next year. 

This project will improve safety by replacing old timber structures with concrete structures, upgrade ADA curb ramps along US 385 between W. 3rd Street and W. 7th Street in Wray and improve drainage. 

US 34 North Fork bridges replacement map area


  • Work on this bridge replacement is scheduled to begin on April 27. Work is expected to be completed by February 2021. 

  • Normal work hours will be from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.


  • All motorized vehicles should expect travel impacts throughout the construction of this project. 

  • Flagging operations will be in effect. Motorists should be aware of lane closures and lane shifts.

  • Speed reduction to 25 mph will be in effect. Motorists are urged to obey speed reductions and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.

  • There will be a temporary closure of the Wray Walking Path that goes under US 34. 

  • Width restrictions of 14 feet in effect beginning May 1. 

  • Length restrictions of 73.5 feet in effect beginning May 1. 

The project is located along US Highway 34 and US Highway 385 including (see map on following page):

  • US 34 Mile Point 248.79 to MP 249.81

  • US 385 MP 243.07 to MP 243.35