CDOT replacement of two structures near Timpas on US 350 requires 21-day closure

Travel Advisory

October 13, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado - Full closure of US 350 between mile point 57.5 and 57.1 will start Oct. 17

Otera and Las Animas Counties - Colorado Department of Transportation and CapitalTezak JV Construction began bridge replacement work Oct. 3 on United States Highway 350 between La Junta and Trinidad. This work is part of a $43 million bridge bundle package that includes 17 structures state-wide.

The bridge replacement work will require a 21-day, full closure of US 350 between Mile Point 57.5 and 57.1 beginning Oct. 17. Crews will be assembling the structures on the shoulders of the roadway and then will set the structures into place. Detours will be in place.

Region 2 Bridges Project update: US 350 closed between mile point 57 and 56. Detour route is I-25 to CO 10.

Detour Information

During the full road closure for US 350 near Timpas, motorists should detour at the northern end of the project at La Junta and use CO 10 to Walsenburg. At the southern end of the project, US 350 will be closed at mile point 60. Use I-25 north to Walsenburg and CO 10 to La Junta.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Traffic Impacts

US 350 between La Junta and Timpas (mile points 57.5 – 57.1)

  • Beginning Monday, Oct. 17, a 21-day full lane closure at mile points 57.5 – 57.1, to allow crews to assemble and install bridge structures. Use detour route

About the Project

CDOT, and its contractor partner CapitalTezak JV, will replace 17 rural structures across key highway corridors (CO 9, US 24 and US 350) in Region 2. The 17 rural structures that comprise the project area are on essential highway corridors in southeastern and central Colorado. The key corridors provide rural mobility, intra- and interstate commerce, movement of agricultural products and supplies, and access to tourist destinations. The $43 million project will start in summer 2022 and project completion is slated for winter 2024.

Project Information

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