Southeastern Colorado Bridge Bundle Project | Construction Phase

About the Project:

CDOT, and its contractor partner CapitalTezak JV, will replace 17 rural structures across key highway corridors (CO 9, US 24 and US 350) in Region 2. The 17 rural structures that comprise the project area are on essential highway corridors in southeastern and central Colorado. The key corridors provide rural mobility, intra- and interstate commerce, movement of agricultural products and supplies, and access to tourist destinations. The $43 million project will start in summer 2022 and project completion is slated for winter 2024.


Project Benefits:

  • Replacement of 17 structurally deficient structures along US 350, US 24 and CO 9.
  • Updated structures will have a lifespan of up to 100 years.
  • Updated structures will support intra- and interstate commerce, particularly the movement of agricultural products and access to tourist destinations.

Work this Week & Lane Closures
Bridge Bundle - US 24

Work this Week & Lane Closures
Bridge Bundle - CO 9

Project Facts

  • Cost: A preliminary estimate of approximately $42.5 million for design and construction
  • Contractor: Capital Tezek
  • Timeline: June 2022 - December 2024
  • Location: 17 rural bridges on US 350, US 24 and CO 9 in Otero, Park, Teller and Las Animas, Fremont Counties in southeastern Colorado

CO 9 Structure Replacement near Alma


Work Schedule:

  • Construction began in June 2022 and is expected to last until December 2024.
  • Construction is typically Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Weekend and overnight work is sometimes necessary.

Traffic Impacts:

East of Hartsel on US 24:

  • Traffic has been switched back to its original configuration on the permanent structure on US 24.

  • Motorists can expect shoulder closures and occasional lane closures between mile points 240 and 241 as crews continue to work on this structure. The project shut down for winter in late November with final project work taking place in spring 2024.

East Region Structure Construction:

  • Crews began work on a structure near Hoehne and Trinidad at MP 10.3 in September. Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures as crews complete finishing activities for the structure.
  • Construction on two structures between Delhi and Timpas at MPs 50.6 and 48.7 continues. Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures as crews complete finishing activities for the structure.
  • Bridge structure west of La Junta on US 350 at Mile Point 69.8 is substantially complete. Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures as crews complete finishing activities for the structure.