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Bridge Replacement on I-25 MP 112 near Pinon

May 12, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado - Work at mile post 112 begins this week and last until fall 2020

Pueblo COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Tezak Heavy Equipment will begin construction to replace a bridge at mile post 112 on Interstate 25, north of Pueblo. Work is scheduled to begin the week of May 11 and be completed by fall 2020. As part of CDOT’s Whole System - Whole Safety initiative, this project will remove and replace the aging bridge, with a structurally sound concrete box culvert. Once complete, the new structure will enhance the overall safety of the interstate. Work on the project also includes replacement of the guardrails along the bridge. 

Construction limits will be set up between mile post 111.75 and 112.18 and caution should be observed within these limits. Motorists should expect traffic impacts. A detour will be set up for the southbound lanes from late May to mid-September. The detour will take drivers into the median throughout the construction area then back onto the southbound lanes. Speeds will be reduced to 55 MPH in the detour and drivers should expect limited delays. Sporadic lane closures will occur in both southbound and northbound lanes with speed reductions during those times. 

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TRAVEL IMPACTS

Drivers should remain alert for impacts to traffic. They can expect the following 

  • Week of May 4 through May 13: crews mobilize into the zone to set up equipment. Work signage will be set up during this time. 

  • Week of May 18 to fall 2020: construction zone limit will be established and slower speeds should be observed. 

  • Detour: From June 29 to September 16 southbound lanes will be redirected through the median. Speed

  • Motorists will encounter night-time work and lane closures within the project limits.

  • Lane closures to be expected in the northbound and southbound lanes. Speeds will be reduced when lane closures are in place. 

Any additional travel impacts will be updated throughout the project on the project website and hotline. 

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.

Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

Watch for workers. Drive with caution.

Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

Be patient!

COVID-19

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, road maintenance and construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing, wearing face masks, staying at home when possible, and avoiding nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.  

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY

In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System—Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative takes a systematic, statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely 

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located 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. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.  

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