CDOT begins bridge maintenance on CO 16 railroad-bridge in El Paso County

Travel Advisory

July 18, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado - Preventative bridge maintenance on Colorado Highway 16 over US 85 will start at the end of July

El Paso County —The Colorado Department of Transportation in collaboration with prime contractor Myers and Sons Construction, will begin preventative bridge maintenance on Colorado Highway 16 over US 85 starting at the end of July. This is the second phase of a larger bridge maintenance project occurring at three locations in El Paso County. This part of the project is expected to last until the end of August.

The first phase of the project focused on the Interstate 25 bridge over South Tejon Street and South Nevada Avenue. Crews are now moving to the CO 16 location and will finish at the US Highway 24 bridge over 31st Street in September. The project as a whole is expected to be complete at the end of September. Work will primarily consist of bridge deck repairs, polyester concrete overlays and resin overlays. Maintenance will be done in both east and westbound lanes for the duration of this phase. The project will improve and prolong the life of the road surface, offering a higher quality driving experience for travelers. Maintaining the structural integrity of highway bridges is crucial to uphold the safety of all motorists.

CO 16 Bridge Work Zone

Traffic Impacts

Crews will be working nighttime hours from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Sunday night to Friday morning. Double-lane closures are expected throughout the entirety of the project, leaving at least one through-lane of traffic open at all times. The lane closures are not expected to significantly impact traffic flow, but may cause minimal delays. The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph at this location.

Project Information

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Know Before You Go

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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!

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