Bridge work requiring traffic stops on US 350 rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25

Travel Advisory

October 24, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Drivers should plan for delays up to 30-minutes

Otero County —­­ Traffic stops up to 30 minutes on US 350 on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., at a construction site between Delhi and Timpas (mile point 50.582). The stops will allow six girders to be set for a new bridge structure. The project crew will set all girders on Wednesday, so traffic stops originally scheduled for Thursday will not be needed.

Traffic Impacts

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Intermittent traffic holds of US 350, between Delhi and Timpas.
    • Anticipated delays: Up to 30 minutes

Closure / Detour Reminder

  • 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30 through 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20
    • 21-day full closure of US 350, between mile post 59.5 to 72
    • Detour route: use CO 71 and CO 10. County Road Y and access to local properties will remain open
    • Motorists can expect to add approximately 10 miles and 10 additional minutes of travel time with the detour
    • Lane closures and shoulder closures are possible before and after the closure
  • Lane closures and other traffic notices are posted weekly to
  • All construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change
  • Motorists are reminded to drive slowly and obey the posted speed limit

Project Information

Project Overview

Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country, and with that growth comes strain on aging transportation systems that have significant consequences in the form of growing safety and mobility problems. The purpose of this project is to provide necessary improvements to 17 structures so motorists can be ensured that they are driving on more stable and up to date structures with life spans of 100 years.

The three rural highway corridors where structures are being replaced include:

  • Colorado Highway (CO) 9
  • US Highway 24
  • US Highway 350

Construction completion of the Bridge Bundle $43 million project is slated for late 2024.

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: