Southeastern Colorado Bridge Bundle Project | Construction Phase

About the Project:

CDOT, and its contractor partner CapitalTezak JV, will replace 17 rural structures across key highway corridors (CO 9, US 24 and US 350) in Region 2. The 17 rural structures that comprise the project area are on essential highway corridors in southeastern and central Colorado. The key corridors provide rural mobility, intra- and interstate commerce, movement of agricultural products and supplies, and access to tourist destinations. The $43 million project will start in summer 2022 and project completion is slated for winter 2024.

Project Benefits:

  • Replacement of 17 structurally deficient structures along US 350, US 24 and CO 9.
  • Updated structures will have a lifespan of up to 100 years.
  • Updated structures will support intra- and interstate commerce, particularly the movement of agricultural products and access to tourist destinations.

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Bridge Bundle - US 24

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Bridge Bundle - CO 9

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Bridge Bundle - US 350

Project Facts

  • Cost: A preliminary estimate of approximately $42.5 million for design and construction
  • Contractor: Capital Tezek
  • Timeline: June 2022 - December 2024
  • Location: 17 rural bridges on US 350, US 24 and CO 9 in Otero, Park, Teller and Las Animas, Fremont Counties in southeastern Colorado

Work Schedule:

  • Construction began in June 2022 and is expected to last until December 2024.
  • Construction is typically Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Weekend and overnight work is sometimes necessary.

Traffic Impacts:

Near Florissant on US 24:

  • Crews began work on two structures between MP 271 and 272 in May.
  • Shoulder closures and lane closures are possible over the course of construction.
  • Saturday work is possible for paving operations. Visit for current travel information.

East of Hartsel on US 24:

  • Crews will begin construction on a structure east of Hartsel at MP 240.686.
  • Beginning in early September, watch for signalized, alternating single-lane traffic.
  • Traffic will be placed on a detour structure to safely navigate around structure construction.

East Region Structure Construction:

  • Crews continue work on two structures at MP 47.1 and 51.7 between Timpas and Delhi on US 350. Traffic will switch to permanent pavement on Aug. 18. Expect shoulder reductions and speed reductions to 40 mph to continue in the area through September to accommodate flood damage control measures and additional structure work.
  • Crews began work on two structures located at MP 50.6 and MP 48.7 on US 350. Traffic will switch to a signalized, single-lane detour structure configuration on Friday, Aug. 25.

North of Alma on CO 9:

  • Crews have successfully completed the CO 9 closure north of Alma at Mile Point 71.5.
  • Motorists can expect minor impacts as crews complete guardrail installation, permanent pavement marking and other finishing activities for approximately one month. This work will require lane and shoulder closures.