Closure set for Cimarron bridge: Nov. 1-May 15
Firm plans for the upcoming Cimarron bridge project were announced at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Colorado Springs City Council.
The remaining half of the old bridge will close in the “wee hours” of Nov. 1 to allow crews from contractor Lawrence Construction to begin tearing it down, City Engineer Cam McNair said. Some preliminary work will have already started in mid-October.
The new bridge is to have a partial opening May 15. There will be two lanes each way, but the acceleration lanes will be closed to allow work on sidewalks, bike lanes and the bridge's ornamental aspects, according to Mary Scott of City Public Communi-cations.
The contract includes penalties of $1,500 for each day past May 15, she noted.
Full completion is scheduled Aug. 25.
The bridge spans Conejos Street and the railroad tracks.
Related changes that drivers can expect are the following:
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