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North Nevada Avenue bridges over Union Pacific Railroad and Van Buren Ditch to be replaced
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Work starts Thursday, December 13 

On Thursday, December 13, northbound and southbound Nevada Avenue north of Jackson Street and south of Fillmore will be reduced to a single lane in each direction to replace the bridges over the Van Buren Ditch and Union Pacific Railroad. Drivers are advised to expect delays and use alternate routes when possible. 

Over the years, multiple holes developed in the bridge deck of the two 63-year old bridges and they were temporarily repaired with steel plates.  This project will replace both bridge decks and add a number of other features including new railing, north and south roadway improvements, design to accommodate future rail car use, landscape enhancements and mid block pedestrian crossings.

The project is anticipated to last for the next year with the northbound bridge being closed for approximately six months. Northbound traffic will be diverted onto the southbound bridge. Once the northbound repairs have been completed, construction will shift to the southbound bridge for another six months.

For the safety and expediency of construction and the safety of the traveling public, the City of Colorado Springs asks motorists to pay close attention to posted speed limits and signs through the project area. All construction activities are weather and resource dependent.

The project is funded by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority.

Media, please contact Mike Chaves at 385-5408 with any questions.