Dotsero ‘green’ bridge replacement started |

Dotsero ‘green’ bridge replacement started

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

DOTSERO, Colorado – The Colorado Department of Transportation has started the bridge replacement project for the Dotsero “green” bridge, located on the I-70 frontage road over the Colorado River in Dotsero.

The existing structure, built in 1935, no longer meets design standards and is obsolete. Work on the project is scheduled to last into October of 2013.

Crews will build a new bridge south of the existing one and north of I-70. The existing Dotsero bridge will be used until the new bridge is constructed, at which time traffic will be switched over to the new structure.

There will be minimal lane restrictions at the beginning of the project, as crews will not be working on the existing roadway except when they are moving equipment across the bridge and over Colorado River Road. Access to the Colorado River has been moved to Cotton Lane.

During construction, crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Edward Kraemer and Sons, Inc. of Castle Rock, CO is the contractor for this $6.2 million project, funded through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise.

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