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Lengthy roadwork project to slow Craig traffic on Highway 40

Craig Press Staff
Dale Waite, left, and Eric "Big Country" Hermanson direct traffic around CDOT's construction zone near the intersection of Lincoln Street and East Victory Way. According to CDOT, beginning Monday, March 4, the left lanes of two bridge structures located on US 40 over Fortification Creek in Craig will be closed. Westbound US speed limits will be reduced to 30 mph over the bridges. CDOT said there will also be a 12-foot wide load restriction.
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Starting Monday, March 4, the left lanes of two bridge structures in Craig will be closed. The bridges are located on US Highway 40 over Fortification Creek, according to a news release from maintenance crews with Colorado Department of Transportation.

Traffic delays of up to 10 minutes are expected during morning and evening commute hours and drivers are asked to plan additional time for a commute through the construction zone.

A single lane will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Westbound US 40 motorists will experience speed limits that are reduced to 30 miles per hour over the bridges.

Additionally, there is a 12-foot wide load restriction.

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Crews will also be working on the bridge on Ranney Street near Colorado Highway 394, as well as sites near Hayden.

Bridges will be repaired and upgraded to extend the use of the bridges before they need to be replaced. In some bridges, the construction crews will reinforce the bridge structures by adding concrete material where water has washed away original soils that the bridges relied on for support. Upgrades to the bridges include an application of new waterproof materials to the bridges to improve their resistance to moisture.

Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work on these bridges will continue through June 2020.

For more information, contact the project team at 970-717-0100.

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