Timber bridge repairs in various counties begins on Jan. 29

Travel Advisory

January 24, 2024 - Northeastern Colorado - Work will include bridges on I-70, I-76, CO 52 and others

Northeast Colorado — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contracting partner Structure, Inc. will begin the repair of 13 timber bridges at various locations across several different counties. See the information below for specific bridge repair locations.

The project will enhance safety for Colorado’s traveling public by reinforcing the aging bridges. The anticipated completion date of the project is late April.

Project Location Map
Eastern Plains Timber Bridge Repairs project location map

The construction work will begin at the Colorado Highway 52 bridges in Weld County then next move to US 138 north of Illiff in Logan County. The following is all structure repair locations:

  • US 138 bridge in Ovid/MP 50.25/Sedgwick County
  • US 138 bridge north of Iliff/MP 16.85/Logan County
  • US 6 bridge in Hillrose/MP 374.80/Morgan County
  • CO 71 bridge north of Woodrow/MP165.71/Morgan County
  • CO 63 bridge south of Akron/19.09/Washington County
  • US 36 bridge east of Byers/MP 112.24/Arapahoe County
  • I-70 bridge near Limon/MP 357.78/Lincoln County
  • I-70 bridge near Agate/MP 336.09/Elbert County
  • I-70 bridge near Deer Trail/MP 333.31/Elbert County
  • CO 52 bridge east of Hudson/MP 33.81/Weld County
  • CO 52 bridge east of Hudson/MP 34.46/Weld County
  • CO 52 bridge east of Hudson/MP 35.96/Weld County
  • I-76 bridge in Roggen/MP 48.63/Weld County

The damaged timber girders on the bridge structures will be replaced with steel stringers which consist of a series of parallel steel beams that will support the bridge deck. Additional improvements will include upgraded guardrail, striping and rumble strip installation.

Travel Impacts

  • Daytime work hours range from sunup to sundown, Monday through Friday
  • 24/7 alternating lane closures may be possible. Check the project website for more details as the project progresses
  • The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone to 40 mph
  • 11 ft width restrictions will vary depending on the location
  • Construction trucks entering and exiting the work zone

The work schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

Project Contact Information

For additional information about this project, contact the project team.

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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