Eagle County to replace Cottonwood Pass Road bridge, but should not impact pass re-opening | PostIndependent.com

Eagle County to replace Cottonwood Pass Road bridge, but should not impact pass re-opening

Cottonwood Pass Road is scheduled to close Friday, allowing work crews to replace a bridge over Gypsum Creek, an Eagle County news release states.

While the closure is not expected to affect Cottonwood Pass’ opening, a section of the road could be closed through June 30, the release states. A traffic detour is slated to direct vehicles onto Daggett Lane, and the detour route can be viewed online at http://www.eaglecounty.us.

Located at 971 Cottonwood Pass Road, Gypsum Creek Bridge is nearly 50 years old, and the structure has been deemed deficient, according to Rickie Davies, Eagle County’s senior staff engineer.

Eagle County’s engineering department is working with Ewing Trucking and Construction LLC on the replacement.

Depending on weather conditions, Cottonwood Pass could reopen in April or May, but the bridge section of the road will remain closed until work is substantially complete, the release states.

Contact Davies at richard.davies@eaglecounty.us for more information about the bridge replacement or detour.

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