CDOT begins bridge maintenance on I-25, CO 16 and US 24 in Colorado Springs

Travel Advisory

June 8, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado

El Paso County —The Colorado Department of Transportation in collaboration with prime contractor Myers and Sons Construction, will begin preventative bridge maintenance on June 13. Work will take place along three highways: Interstate 25, Colorado Highway 16 and US Highway 24 in Colorado Springs. The first phase of the project will begin on I-25 at the bridge over South Tejon Street and South Nevada Avenue in June. Crews will then move to the CO 16 railroad bridge over US 85 in July and end at the US 24 bridge over 31st Street. The project is expected to last until the end of September.

Work will primarily consist of bridge deck repairs, polyester concrete overlays and resin overlays at each bridge location. Maintenance will be done in both the northbound and southbound lanes for the duration of the project. This 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.

Traffic Impacts

Crews will be working nighttime hours from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Sunday through Friday. 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 55 mph at each location through the work zone. There will be a one-week period in September where crews will be working nighttime and daytime hours, resulting in a full closure of the bridge at US 24. Advanced notice will be given prior to the closure and detour routes will be in effect around the bridge during this time.

El Paso County bridge maintenance location maps

Project Information

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Know Before You Go

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

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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