FAQs

  1. Why is this project happening?
    a. Crews are replacing 17 structurally deficient structures in southeastern and central Colorado.
  2. How will this project benefit me?
    a. Safety is the No. 1 goal. By making necessary improvements on this project,
    motorists can be ensured that they are driving on more stable and up to date
    structures with a 100-year design life.
  3. How long will this project last?
    a. The project will begin in June 2022 and last until the end of 2024.
  4. What will this project cost, and how is it funded?
    The cost to design and construct this project is $43 million. CDOT was awarded a grant, funded under the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP), to go toward highway bridge replacement. The Scope of Work includes the replacement of 17 structures in Region 2, funded by the CHBP grant and Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE).
  5. How many structures will be replaced? How many structures on each  corridorwill be replaced?
    a. Overall, 17 structures will be replaced as part of this project. Five structures will be replaced on US 24, three structures will be replaced on CO 9 and nine structures will be replaced on US 350.
  6. What traffic impacts can I expect on CO 9?
    a. On the three CO 9 structures, motorists can expect signalized, alternating single-late traffic on CO 9. Drivers should expect slower speeds, narrower lanes, and construction trucks entering and exiting the work zone throughout the corridor.  sign up for project updates by emailing [email protected]
  7. What traffic impacts can I expect on US 24?
    a. On the five US 24 structures, motorists can expect signalized, alternating single-lane traffic on US 24. In addition, motorists should watch for a full of US 24 with an approved detour near Hartsel in fall 2022 and near Antero Junction in spring/summer 2024. Drivers should expect slower speeds, narrower lanes, and construction trucks entering and exiting the work zone throughout the corridor. Sign up for project updates by emailing [email protected].
  8. What traffic impacts can I expect on US 350?
    a. On the eight US 350 structures, motorists can expect signalized, alternating single-lane traffic on US 350. In addition, motorists should watch for a full of US 350 with an approved detour near Timpas in fall 2022. Drivers should expect slower speeds, narrower lanes, and construction trucks entering and exiting the work zone throughout the corridor. Sign up for project updates by emailing [email protected].
  9. Will there be delays?
    a. During construction, motorists using the corridor may experience delays depending on the phase of construction but for major closures/impacts, the project team will try to schedule these overnight to minimize impacts to the traveling public. Please check the latest information on road conditions before
    heading out. If necessary, allow some extra time to reach your destination.
  10. What can motorists do to be safe?
    a. Safety for drivers and workers is our top priority during construction. During construction, drivers should heed all construction and speed limit signage, never drive distracted, expect narrower lanes, and watch for construction trucks entering and exiting the various work zones.
  11. What is the construction team doing to reduce impacts?
    a. Crews will be working on multiple sites at a time to reduce the overall project length to 1.5 years. Crews will reduce highway closures so crews can stay the course and avoid taking alternate routes.
  12. How can I learn more about the project?
    a. Send an email to the project team and sign up for the project newsletter– [email protected]
    b. Speak with a project representative – 800-811-2067.
  13. How is the project team working with other adjacent projects in the area, like the US 285 South Platte bridge replacement project?
    a. Our team is dedicated to minimizing impacts to the public as best as possible. We will work with other projects in the area to ensure access is maintained and detours are not conflicting.