The Colorado Department of Transportation will complete the majority of its work on the U.S. Highway 160/550 high bridge this weekend.
All traffic control devices will be removed by Saturday evening with all lanes of the highway fully opened. Workers will return in mid-March to complete final pavement markings, final seeding and mulching in disturbed areas. Drivers will encounter minimal traffic impacts for a short duration of time when that work occurs in the spring.
Construction efforts on the “High Bridge” located between Bodo Industrial Park and Walmart involved the removal and replacement of the northern bridge expansion device, replacement of concrete, installation of new asphalt approaches, drainage improvements and temporary pavement striping.
Also in late fall 2019, this regional bridge preventive maintenance project addressed two other U.S. Highway 550 bridges just north of the New Mexico line. These structures received new and improved deck surfacing, drainage improvements and repairs to wildlife fencing.
After a two-month winter break, the project will resume in mid-March with work taking place at three additional bridge locations. Crews will first improve a structure on U.S. Highway 160 on the east side of Pagosa Springs at the San Juan River. The project will then move to Colorado Highway 151 at the bridge over the Piedra River near Arboles. Finally, work will be done on the U.S. Highway 550 bridge at Hermosa over Hermosa Creek.
For more information, call 840-8517, email R5BridgeRehab@yahoo.com or visit https://bit.ly/2RsYd8N.