Carbondale bridge to be closed nightly
Aspen, CO Colorado
CARBONDALE ” The Highway 133 bridge over the Roaring Fork River at the entrance to Carbondale will be closed nightly next week to accommodate the ongoing bridge construction project there.
The span, at the intersection of Highways 133 and 82, will be closed Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28 from 8 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. The closure will allow crews to place cranes on the existing bridge; they will be used to set new steel bridge girders into place.
CDOT and contractor Sema Construction, Inc. have scheduled the work at night, when traffic is lighter, to avoid closures during peak daytime hours.
While the bridge is closed, motorists traveling upvalley are advised to use County Road 154 and Country Road 109 (Westbank and Hardwick Bridge roads) to access Carbondale from eastbound Highway 82. Motorists traveling downvalley should use County Road 100 (Catherine Store Road) to access Carbondale from westbound Highway 82. Message boards and detour signs will be in place to guide motorists to the alternate routes.
The project, which will create a second span next to the existing one to widen the Highway 133 bridge from two lanes to four, is scheduled for completion by Dec. 1.
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