Eastern Plains Timber Bridge Replacement

Work this Month
February 2023

Work resumes in spring 2023 at US 34 east of Akron in Washington County. Finishing work is also planned on US 6 east of Brush. More information to follow.

About the Project:

Ten timber bridges throughout the region are in the process of being removed and replaced with concrete bridges or box culverts. Five bridges are now complete. Roadway pavement on the bridge approaches will be removed and replaced. Outside shoulders will be widened to eight feet across each bridge or box culvert. Other project work includes new guardrail, drainage improvements, access modifications, and upgraded signage and striping. Drivers should expect full roadway closures for each of the five remaining bridge replacements.

Phase 1 bridges are now complete. More information can be found on the Eastern Plains Timber Bridges Phase 1 page.

Phase 2 work is underway. The first bridge location on US 6 east of Brush (mile point 372.75) is nearly complete. The US 34 bridge east of Akron is expected to start in spring 2023.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $25 million
  • Contractor: Lawrence Construction
  • Timeline: January 2022 - Late 2024
  • Location: 10 locations on US 6, US 36, US 40, and CO 61 
Structure # Location Mile Point Description Status

D-28-D

US 34 over Republican River

257.88

US 34 one mile east of Campbell Avenue, Laird

Phase 4 - TBD

D-28-C

US 34 over draw

258.86

US 34 two miles east of Campbell Avenue, Laird

Phase 4 - TBD

D-25-E

CO 61 over Surveyor Creek

3.34

CO 61 three miles north of US 34, Otis

Phase 3 - TBD

G-21-A

US 40 over Agate Creek

339.69

US 40 one mile west of Main Street, Agate

Phase 1, complete

F-20-J

US 40 over draw

349.67

US 40 1/2-mile west of Ivy Street, Deer Trail

Phase 1, complete

C-22-K

US 6 over Beaver Canal

372.83

US 6 one mile east of I-76/US 6 interchange, Brush

Phase 2, underway

F-19-E

US 36 over draw

98.03

US 36 two miles west of CR 173 (Bradbury Road)

Phase 1, complete

F-20-L

I-70 Service Road over draw

321.31

US 40 one mile west of Peoria Road

Phase 1, complete

D-24-O

US 34 over draw

198.84

US 34 two miles east of CO 63/Cedar Avenue, Akron

Phase 2, Spring 2023

034B206492BR

US 34 over draw

206.50

US 34 three miles west of CO 61/Dade Street, Otis

Phase 2, Spring 2023