Eastern Plains Timber Bridge Replacement | Phase I

US 36 and US 40, Arapahoe and Elbert Counties

About the Project:

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

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

  • Finishing work through mid-November 2022

Traffic Impacts

  • All four bridges are now open.
  • Shoulder and lane closures possible through mid-November 2022 for finishing work.