Starting in November, crews will repair the 96th Avenue bridge over Bijou Creek located approximately 2.3 miles west of Rector-Leader Road in unincorporated Adams County. This project will rehabilitate the existing bridge to address critical structural problems. Phase 1 work will include repairs to the abutments, piers, girders, and approach roadways. Adams County awarded the project to a local contractor, Mountain Constructors, in Sepember 2019 for $662,000. Project completion is anticipated in Spring 2020. All work is weather-dependent and the schedule is subject to change.
For the week of Sept. 27:
Bridge repairs and a redesign of the bridge rehabilitation are underway directly at the project site. Bridge work will require a full closure of 96th Avenue at the project site throughout the duration of the project. Motorists can expect the following:
- Work hours are Monday through Saturday during daylight hours.
- Full bridge closure with east and westbound detours using Colorado Highway 36 until August 2020.
Local traffic only on 96th Ave. As of Jan. 13, a single-lane temporary gravel access road (bypass detour) is open to the public to pass the south side of the project. Local access for cars and light trucks only, no commercial vehicles. Be advised, this is an unmaintained road and may be impassable at times. Use at your own risk. Road conditions will vary, especially during and after wet weather. Snow removal will not be possible.
If concerns arise that the contractor is not resolving, please contact the Adams County construction manager at 720.523.6899.