US 40/CO 287 Boyero Bridge Replacement

About the Project:

This is a bridge replacement project located on US 40/US 287 (Route 040H) from Mile Points (MP) 417.9 to 419 in Lincoln County between the towns of Hugo and Kit Carson. It crosses over Folger Gulch.

This work includes replacing the bridge structure I-24-N, expanding passing lanes, striping, delineation and signage. It also includes building a temporary traffic detour.

Project Benefits

This new bridge will allow for increased safety of the traveling public, as well as easier and more efficient transportation of vehicles, reducing travel time and improving connectivity between eastern Colorado destinations.

The construction of passing lanes will allow for safer transportation of commercial/freight trucks, motorists and cyclists on this busy corridor by providing a stretch of highway with space and opportunity for faster vehicles to safely pass slower moving traffic.

Work Schedule:

  • Phase 1 of the bridge replacement project will be construction of the detour bridge. This will take a month to complete.
  • In early June, crews will begin phase 2 of the project, which is the construction of the new bridge. This will begin with the demolition of the old bridge and traffic being rerouted across the detour bridge. The construction phase will last until completion of the new bridge structure in late October.
  • Phases 3 and 4 are construction of the passing lanes and reconstruction of the highway. This work will largely occur concurrently with the bridge construction while the detour is in place, creating fewer traffic impacts.
  • Phase 5 will be the roadway finish work. This includes removal of the detour bridge, landscaping and installation of new signage and pavement markings.
  • Project completion is expected in December. Castle Rock Construction Company, of Centennial, is the contractor for this project.

Traffic Impacts:

Motorists can expect the following impacts during the period of construction:

  • Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Vehicles will be reduced to a single-lane, alternating traffic intermittently in either direction, at some phases of the project. Delays will be no more than 15 minutes.
  • The speed limit will be reduced through the work zone.
  • The project is expected to last until December.

US 40/CO 287 Work this Week & Lane Closures

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $8.9 Million
  • Contractor:  Castle Rock Construction Company of Colorado
  • Timeline: May 20 December 2024
  • Location: US 40/US 287
    • Nearest Town/City: between Hugo and Kit Carson
    • Mile Point(s): MP 417.9 to MP 419
    • County: Lincoln