Projects

US 34 North Fork River Bridges Replacement

Alert

Due to flooding in Wray, US 34 is closed with a detour in place.

FLOODING DETOUR

Due to overnight flooding there is a detour on US 34 in Wray. WB 34 detours off at US 385 to 7th Street to Sunset Lane then rejoin US 34. EB will detour onto Sunset Lane, to 7th Street, to US 385 and then rejoin US 34.

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  • Lane shift in place while crews prepare to demolish and replace three timber bridges in Wray.
  • Motorists can expect periodic alternating single lane closures. Flaggers will help motorists through the construction zone.
  • Detour remains in place for the Wray Walking Path.  

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North Fork Bridge Improvements Detour Map

About the Project

On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work to replace two existing timber bridges over the North Fork River on US Highway 34 in Wray. The project will include lane shifts during the construction of the new bridges. This project was contracted to Zak Dirt Incorporated for $5,310,000.

This project will improve safety by replacing old timber structures with concrete structures, upgrade ADA curb ramps along US 385 between W. 3rd Street and W. 7th Street in Wray and improve drainage

Project Facts

  • Cost: $5.3 million
  • Contractor: Zak Dirt
  • Timeline: April 2020 - February 2021
  • Location: US 34 in the Town of Wray

(See maps below)


Proposed Work Schedule

  • Work on this bridge replacement is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 1st. Work is expected to be completed by February 2021.
  • Normal work hours will be from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Traffic Impacts

All motorized vehicles should expect travel impacts throughout the construction of this project.

  • Flagging operations will be in effect. Motorists should be aware of lane closures and lane shifts.
  • Speed reduction to 25 MPH will be in effect. Motorists are urged to obey speed reductions and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.
  • There will be a temporary closure of the Wray Walking Path that goes under US 34.
  • Width restrictions of 14 feet in effect beginning May 1.
  • Length restrictions of 73.5 feet in effect beginning May 1.

The project is located along US Highway 34 and US Highway 385 including:

    • US 34 Mile Post 248.79 to Mile Post 249.81
    • US 385 Mile Post 243.07 to Mile Post 243.35

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