El Paso County Bridge Maintenance

Work this Week
August 8-12, 2022

Crews are putting finishing touches on the I-25 bridge over Tejon and Nevada and starting operations on the CO 16 railroad bridge over US 85. Traffic impacts this week will include:

  • Double lane closures on NB and SB I-25, 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning. There will be one through-lane of traffic open at all times.
  • Double lane closures on CO 16 railroad bridge on Wednesday and Thursday night, 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. There will be a through-lane of traffic open at all times.
  • These lane closures may slow traffic but are not expected to cause significant delays.
  • Please follow speed reduction signs and exercise extreme caution when driving through the work zone. Watch for crew members and maintain a safe distance between cars.

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation in collaboration with prime contractor
Myers and Sons Construction, will begin preventative bridge maintenance on Monday, June 13. Work will take place along three highways: Interstate 25, Colorado Highway 16 and US Highway 24 in Colorado Springs. The first phase of the project will begin on I-25 at the bridge over South Tejon Street and South Nevada Avenue in June. Crews will then move to the CO 16 railroad bridge over US 85 in July and end at the US 24 bridge over 31st Street. The project is expected to last until the end of September.

Work will primarily consist of bridge deck repairs, polyester concrete overlays and resin overlays at each bridge location. Maintenance will be done in both the northbound and southbound lanes for the duration of the project. This project will improve and prolong the life of the road surface, offering a higher quality driving experience for travelers. Maintaining the structural integrity of highway bridges is crucial to the safety of all motorists.

Project locations include:

  • I-25 at S Tejon St and S Nevada Avenue
  • US 24 at 31st Street
  • CO 16 at US 85 in Colorado Springs

El Paso County Bridge project location maps

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Work Schedule

  • Crews will be working nighttime hours from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Sunday through Friday.

Traffic Impacts

  • Double-lane closures are expected throughout the entirety of the project, leaving at least one through-lane of traffic open at all times. The lane closures are not expected to significantly impact traffic flow, but may cause minimal delays. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph at each location through the work zone.
  • There will be a one-week period in September where crews will be working nighttime and daytime hours, resulting in a full closure of the bridge at US 24.
  • Advanced notice will be given prior to the closure and detour routes will be in effect around the bridge during this time.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $4.5 Million
  • Contractor: Myers and Sons Construction, LLC
  • Timeline: June - September 2022
  • Location: I-25 at S Tejon St and S Nevada Ave., US 24 at 31st St., & CO 16 at US 85 in Colorado Springs