Update, 2:33 p.m., Thursday, April 25: As some of the commenters have noted, this project has been on-going. Here's a note we received from Julie Smith, with the city's communications department:
"Just a heads up ... this construction has been going for about 4 months," she wrote this morning. "Yesterday’s news release was meant to be a traffic update about increased traffic disruptions while the bridge deck is put down."
Tomorrow, April 25, bridge repairs on North Nevada Avenue, funded by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, are scheduled to begin creating that special heat that creeps up behind your eyes when you're stuck in congested traffic.
So, for the foreseeable future, maybe try to avoid traveling traveling north of Jackson Street, or south of Fillmore Street, unless you've got a few tricks up your sleeve.
For instance, you could park somewhere else, sit on the side of the road, and watch cement trucks lay a new concrete bridge. Or you could take another road, like Cascade Avenue, or Interstate 25, or any one not full of orange signs and hard hats. How about going on a cruise? (Well, not if you like pooping, but ...)
Either way, a press release says the northbound bridge will be closed for around two months, and that all that traffic will be redirected over southbound lanes. And if you don't want to mess with that, take my personal advice on avoiding traffic james: Ride a bicycle.
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