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Cimarron Street Bridge Capital Projects

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Photo from Conejos Street under west side of Cimarron Street Bridge as the west slope is paved on April 8, 2008.

The Cimarron Bridge was included in the designated list of capital improvement projects for the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) approved by voters in November 2004. The original schedule for replacement of the bridge over the railroad was for design/construction in 2009/2010.

On August 9, 2006, a hole in the concrete deck on the south ½ (eastbound lanes) of the Cimarron Street Bridge was reported and that portion of the roadway was closed to traffic. After detailed inspection of the bridge, emergency repairs were made to the north ½ of the bridge so traffic could continue to cross the bridge in one lane in each direction while under load restrictions of 5 tons maximum. However, continued deterioration of the bridge deck accelerated the need to replace the entire bridge.

Colorado Springs City Council accepted City staff’s recommendation to completely close Cimarron Bridge for the initial phase of its reconstruction. The Cimarron Bridge closed on Nov. 1, 2007 and will remain closed until May 15, 2008 when a partial opening to four lanes of traffic will occur. Completion of the outside auto lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks and aesthetic treatments will continue through August 2008.

Construction Schedule:
Phase 1 - through May 15, 2008 (partial opening)
Phase 2 - through August 25, 2008 (completion)

Budget: $8.57 Million (Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority funding)

Project Hotline: 636-1095

Project Email: cimarron@praco.com

Design: CH2M Hill

Construction: Lawrence Construction

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Last Updated: April 23, 2013

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