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  • Road Work along Hwy 285

    Structural and Drainage Repairs on Four Bridges Along US Highway 285 

    JEFFERSON COUNTY - On March 25, the Colorado Department of Transportation and ABCO Contracting, Inc. began repairs to four bridges located on US Highway 285 from Mile Post (MP) 235 to MP 239. The crew will repair the bridge decks as well as drainage in the medians. Work is expected to take place until late July 2019. During this time, single-lane closures will occur Monday-Friday on southbound US 285 and northbound US 285 at the following times:

    March-May

    • Southbound US 285 single-lane closure: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Northbound US 285 single-lane closure: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

    June-July

    •  Southbound US 285 single-lane closure: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Northbound US 285 single-lane closure: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     When the road closures are in place, the speed limit will be reduced to 45 miles per hour. As a result, slight delays are expected. The repairs done at this time will preserve each bridge’s structure as well as extend their lifespan by improving drainage.

    The four bridges are located at:

    • South Turkey Creek Road and US 285
    • Conifer Road and US 285
    • Pleasant Park Road and US 285*
    •  Kennedy Gulch Road and US 285

    Currently the mitigation of bird nests has been successfully completed prior to the arrival of the migratory birds.

    *On the Pleasant Park Road bridge (and only this bridge), wall repairs will also take place. These repairs include removing and replacing portions of the structure wingwall.

    PROJECT INFORMATION

    For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 970.433.5781 Information about weekly lane closures will be available at https://www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html.

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