Dotsero bridge work has begun
EAGLE COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner, ABCO Contracting Company Inc., are conducting a bridge rehabilitation project on U.S. Highway 6 over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Dotsero. The relatively short work area is located between the westbound and eastbound Interstate 70 ramps near mile post 133.8.
Construction activity will generally occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Limited night or weekend work may be necessary. The project will require single lane alternating traffic through the work zone. A temporary traffic signal system will be installed and operational 24 hours, 7 days a week until the work is complete. Speed limits will be reduced and only minor delays are expected. Fines will be doubled within the work zone.
This summer, crews will also perform waterproofing, deck patching and substructure work at this location. This $1 million project also includes similar bridge rehabilitation work recently completed on State Highway 131 over the Yampa River in Phippsburg. The entire project is anticipated to be complete this construction season.
In July 2015 Highway 6 at Dotsero will be closed for 72 consecutive hours for bridge abutment work. A signed detour route will be provided and a detour map will be posted on http://www.cotrip.org at least one week in advance of the closure. Exact dates and times will be posted on multiple signs in advance of and during the closure.
The best way to stay up to date on travel impacts along the I-70 corridor is to sign up for email alerts. Go to the Colorado Department of Transportation website (http://www.codot.gov) and click on the envelope icon in the bottom right corner of the page. Enter your information and choose “I-70 West, Denver to Glenwood Springs” under the “Highway Corridor Travel Information” list. If you have questions or concerns, please call the project information line or send an email to the project email address below.
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For more information, call the project information line, 970-376-7950, or send an email to: Region3Bridge@gmail.com.