Video: Colorado bridge roll-in reopens I-70 ahead of schedule
Accelerated Bridge Construction minimizes road closures and inconvenience
Last weekend, the Colorado DOT rolled into place the new I-70 / Pecos Street Bridge, a project supported by $4.38 million in federal funds. By building the bridge off-site then sliding it into place overnight--a technique advocated by FHWA's Every Day Counts initiative--CDOT was able to keep the highway lanes open as long as possible and limit closure to a single weekend. In fact, crews completed the roll-in and cleanup 4.5 hours ahead of an already ambitious schedule, further minimizing inconvenience to travelers. Congratulations, CDOT!