On Monday, March 5, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a bridge maintenance project on Colorado Highway 92 over the North Fork of the Gunnison River near Hotchkiss. Work is scheduled through late May, weather permitting.
Work on this project will include the removal and replacement of three expansion devices, deck repair and a new concrete overlay. The goal is to extend the life of the bridge and improve traffic conditions and safety to motorists.
ABCO Contracting is the prime contractor for this $542,288 project.
Crews will work from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. These hours may be extended and weekend work may occur. The schedule may change depending on weather.
During working hours, traffic on Highway 92 (milepost 21 to 22) will be placed in a single-lane configuration and crews will hold traffic for up to 10 minutes. Motorists should expect delays when traveling through the area. There will be a 10-foot width restriction through the work area.
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The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.