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CDOT work on new U.S. 36 bridge to cause 20-minute closures

LYONS, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation will set girders for a new bridge over Left Hand Creek on U.S. 36 on Tuesday.

It will happen about six miles south of Lyons and will prompt 20-minute closures throughout the day starting at 9 a.m., CDOT said.

CDOT said the 20-minute closures will happen eight times throughout the day when trucks arrive with the 153-foot-long girders.

The work is expected to be completed by 4 p.m., though it could go longer.

Some alternative routes, according to CDOT, include:

  • Highway 66 east to Hover Road, Hover Road south to Highway 119 toward Boulder.
  • South on U.S. 36 to Nelson Road. Nelson Road east to Airport Road. Airport Road south to Highway 119 to Boulder.
  • Traveling from Boulder to Lyons, Jay Road east to Highway 119. Then north on Highway 119 to Hover Road. Hover Road north to Highway 66 and west to Lyons.