Eastern Plains Timber Bridge Replacement | Phase I

US 36 and US 40, Arapahoe and Elbert Counties

Project Complete!

Four timber bridges along Interstate 70 frontage roads (U.S. Highway 36 and US 40) between Byers and Agate were replaced with concrete bridges. Roadway pavement on the bridge approaches was removed and replaced to raise the roadway profile. Outside shoulders were widened to eight feet across each bridge. Other project work included new guardrail, drainage improvements, access modifications, and upgraded signage and striping.

The four bridge locations are:

  • Between Strasburg and Byers: US 36 over a drainage, approximately two miles west of County Road 173 (Bradbury Road)
  • Near Peoria: US 40 over a drainage, approximately one mile west of Peoria Road
  • Near Deer Trail: US 40 over a drainage, approximately half-mile west of Ivy Street
  • Near Agate: US 40 over Agate Creek, approximately one mile west of Main Street

Work Schedule

  • All work is complete

Traffic Impacts

  • All four bridges are open. No additional traffic impacts are anticipated.