South-bridge deck pour to close Fillmore Street, I-25 at interchange Aug. 4Fillmore Street and I-25 are scheduled to close at the interchange again for overnight work starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Continuing until 5 a.m., the work this time will require pouring about 350 cubic yards of concrete for the new south bridge deck, according to Ted Tjerandsen of project consultant Wilson & Company.
The previous such closure at the interchange was to place the girders for the south bridge July 12-13.
As before, the bridge will be closed to Fillmore traffic; I-25 vehicles can continue by getting off and on using the ramps.
The concrete for the deck pour is being provided to the contractor, SEMA Construction, by Transit Mix, a Colorado Springs company, Tjerandsen said.
The pour, assuming no weather-caused delays, should allow the bridge to open to traffic by early September, he added.
In the meantime, preparatory work will start on the new north bridge. The old Fillmore bridge over the interstate will remain intact for the time being, continuing to carry traffic, but is to be demolished later in the year.
The work is part of a $15.1 million project, overseen by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), to replace the half-century-old Fillmore/I-25 interchange and improve its ramps. SEMA started last February. Completion is tentatively slated in June 2016.
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