I-70 and CO 59 Emergency Bridge Repairs

Crews demolish CO 59 bridge over I-70 on April 15

Crews demolish the CO 59 bridge over I-70 as the sun rises Sunday morning, April 15.

Crews on this project have demolished and are rebuilding a bridge at Colorado Highway 59 and Interstate 70 following a crash that severely damaged the structure on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

The bridge was demolished April 14-16, 2018, after which time crews began clearing I-70 of the debris. While I-70 was re-opened, there are numerous detours on CO 59.

Traffic Impacts

On CO 59, CDOT has lifted closures at Kit Carson and Cope. Travelers can go all the way to I-70. Detours are in place.

Northbound travelers on CO 59 wishing to drive past I-70 must go east on I-70 to Vona and get on westbound I-70 for the CO 59 exit. The detour is about 14 miles.

Southbound travelers on CO 59 wanting to continue south must go west to Flagler on I-70 and then turnaround on eastbound to get to the CO 59 exit. The detour is about 22 miles.

  • Speed limits will be reduced to 30 mph through the ramp detour, and leading up to the detour.
  • Watch for extensive traffic-warning signs.