Chelton Road Bridge work underway

Repairs expected to affect commute times

Drivers whose daily commutes take them over the Chelton Road Bridge may want to consider finding an alternate route.

Repairs to the bridge, which spans Sand Creek near the intersection of Murray Boulevard and Chelton, kicked off at 7 a.m. March 20. It could last until mid-June.

The project includes excavating the roadway, installing a waterproof membrane, and performing concrete and asphalt repairs and guardrail remediation. Workers will also patch the concrete inside the box culvert, according to a press release.

While the work is underway, traffic will be moved to the south side of the bridge. Only one lane will be open in each direction and the speed limit will be reduced. Work will begin on the north side of the bridge; once it is wrapped, the traffic pattern will be flip-flopped to accommodate repairs on the south side.

“For the safety and expediency of construction and the safety of the traveling public, the City of Colorado Springs asks travelers to pay close attention to posted speed limits and signs throughout the project area,” the press release said.

Construction activities will depend on weather and resources. For more details, visit the city website.

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