2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner

Cimarron bridge work to hamper traffic

Published: March 21, 2014, 10:18 pm, by Garrison Wells

The two eastbound lanes of Cimarron Street on the bridge east of I-25 will shift toward the center as workers repair damage that may have been caused by the winter’s freeze-thaw cycles. 

The repair is expected to take between 30 and 60 days, according to a news release from the City of Colorado Springs.

On Thursday night, eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane to allow engineers to evaluate damage to one of the bridge’s substructural elements.

Colorado Springs city engineers worked with a consultant onsite Friday morning to finish evaluating the extent of the damage.

City engineers are designing a repair that will restore the bridge to full service until it is replaced by the end of 2017 as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation Cimarron/I-25 Interchange Project.