Interstate 25 traffic will switch to temporary route at Crossroads Boulevard to accommodate bridge construction
January 21, 2017
Anyone who has questions about the Colorado Department of Transportation’s work on the Interstate 25 bridge at the Crossroads Boulevard exit should contact the project’s public information team.
Anyone can contact the public information team at (970) 775-8575 or I25crossroads@PublicInfoTeam.com and they should receive a response within 24 business hours, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
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LARIMER COUNTY – Starting Monday night, Colorado Department of Transportation workers will switch Interstate 25 traffic routes at the Crossroads Boulevard exit to accommodate construction.
According to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transpiration, crews need to make the switch for the demolition and replacement of I-25's northbound bridge.
The new traffic alignment will redirect northbound traffic over to the current southbound lanes and southbound traffic to a temporary bridge west of I-25. The temporary alignment will remain in place until the northbound bridge is removed and replaced, which should finish up this summer, the release stated.
Officials expect the work will slow down traffic going both direction with various lane closures on I-25 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday. The roadwork will also periodically close on- and off-ramps at Crossroads Boulevard — exit 259.
“ Although we will be removing two 500-ton bridges and replacing them with entirely new structures, the traveling public will be minimally impacted.” Jim HoffmanProject Engineer
In the event of a ramp closure, motorists should use either Highway 34 — exit 257 — or East County Road 32 — exit 262 — to navigate around the project. Both routes add about five minutes of travel time, according to the release.
Drivers should give themselves additional commuting time to drive through the project, stated the release. Some additional lane closures are expected at night and will be communicated on both the CDOT website — http://www.codot.gov — and via CDOT's alert system.
"This project demonstrates an innovation in bridge construction for CDOT," said project engineer Jim Hoffman. "Although we will be removing two 500-ton bridges and replacing them with entirely new structures, the traveling public will be minimally impacted."
Using a temporary bridge reduces installation time and increases safety for construction crews. Motorists, meanwhile, can travel through the construction zone with minimal diversions, according to the release.
RL Wadsworth of Colorado is the contractor for the $22.1 million project.
This summer, traffic going north and south will shift to the new northbound bridge, while crews remove and replace the southbound bridge, the release stated. When that happens, the temporary bridge will go away.