Eastern Plains Timber Bridge Replacement | Phase II

US 6 and US 34, Morgan and Washington Counties

About the Project:

CDOT will replace a bridge on U.S. Highway 6 (mile point 372.75) approximately one mile east of the Interstate 76/US 6 interchange starting next week. Daily lane closures with flaggers alternating traffic are expected for several months while the contractor removes an old timber bridge and replaces it with a concrete box culvert.

A week-long full closure of US 6 between I-76 and County Road U is necessary in November. More information will be posted on message boards near the work zone and on the project web page as the closure date approaches. A signed detour route will be provided.

Pavement at the US 6 bridge approaches will be replaced, and outside shoulders will be widened to eight feet. Other project work includes new guardrail, drainage improvements, and upgraded signage and striping. Project completion is expected in late 2022 for the US 6 location.

The US 6 bridge is the fifth of ten timber bridges throughout the region to be replaced. The project is about to kick of the second phase, which will replace two US 34 bridges in Washington County between Akron and Otis in addition to the US 6 bridge in Morgan County. Work on the US 34 bridges will begin this spring.

US 6 Bridge Detour Replacement Map
US 6 Bridge Detour Replacement Map