US 287 Preventative Bridge Maintenance

About the Project

Kiowa County – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin the second phase of bridge maintenance in southeast Colorado on Monday following the winter shutdown. The project will take place in Kiowa and Baca Counties at several locations. Myers and Sons Construction has been selected for this project.

Bridge maintenance operations will resume in Kiowa County north of Springfield on US 287 at MP 122.5, eight miles north of Eads. Work will then continue at MP 32.2, 21.1 and MP 100.5, 14 miles south of Eads. Crews will continue to work towards Springfield, and will pave the roadway this summer. The project is expected to be completed in July 2021.  

This maintenance project consists of removal of concrete pavement, asphalt mat, and portions of the present bridge structures. Construction will then begin laying concrete pavement, starting flow fill, resetting the bridge rail, and sealing and waterproofing the bridge.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $2.3 Million
  • Contractor:  Myers & Sons Construction
  • Timeline: October 2020 - October 2021
  • Location: Various Bridges on US 287 in Baca and Kiowa Counties

US 287 Bridge Maintenance project map

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Proposed Work Schedule

  • Travelers will encounter bridge repair operations Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Traffic Impacts

  • Speeds will be reduced to 40 mph in work zones.

  • Traffic control and temporary signals will be operating 24/7 with one lane closures at project work zones.

  • Wide load restrictions of 12 ft will be in effect.

  • Motorists are urged to use caution and watch for heavy equipment.

  • At times, through lanes and turn lanes may be temporarily closed to traffic causing brief travel delays.

  • Any temporary closures are to ensure the safety of the workers and the traveling public.