After being delayed a few weeks due to the height of the Fraser River, the project to replace the bridge on County Road 8 is slated to begin Monday.
The bridge, which has received a poor inspection rating from the state for at least the last 10 years, will be replaced as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s off-highway bridge replacement program.
The $1.2 million project is expected to take around three months, during which time County Road 8 will be closed to through traffic from US Highway 40 to Waipiti Drive.
The road closure will impact Fraser’s Meadow Ridge and Winter Park Ranch neighborhoods, as well as the Lift line that runs through them. Fraser is putting up detour information in the surrounding area to inform drivers.
County Road 8 will be closed from US Highway 40 to Waipiti Drive for the duration of the project. Multiple detour signs and routes will go up this week to inform drivers.
The main detour route will utilize County Road 804 and its connection at Cranmer Avenue to help drivers navigate through the Meadow Ridge and Winter Park Ranch neighborhoods.
The Summer Lift line will not be servicing the Twin Rivers, Waipiti and Ermine, Lower Waipiti and Fox Run stops for the duration of the project.