The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins alternating traffic through its bridge construction area between Florence and Wetmore on State Highway 67 tomorrow.
CDOT needs to close one lane of the two-lane detour to allow some final construction to take place. A signal will alternate northbound and southbound traffic every two minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Vehicles wider than 11 feet are restricted from traveling through the area.
The one lane detour remains in place for about three weeks.
A two-lane paved detour was constructed shortly after the original structure was heavily damaged by flooding last July, five miles north of Wetmore. Construction of the new $1.1 million bridge began in April and is scheduled for completion in July.
Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at www.cotrip.org or by calling 511. To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner. The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including Southeast Colorado.