Pedestrian/bike passage over Soda Creek closes temporarily

The current pedestrian/bike passageway on Oak Street between 10th and 11th Streets over Soda Creek — which has been a passage through the Soda Creek Scour Countermeasures & Bridge Rehabilitation project — will be closed starting Thursday and remain closed for approximately 30 days.

Upcoming concrete work on the bridge foundations, combined with a sanitary sewer utility crossing, necessitate a full closure of the work zone, including the pedestrian/bike passageway.

According to contractor Myers & Sons, significant erosion to the foundations of the 53- and 73-year old bridges was identified, and is a primary focus of the countermeasure efforts at this phase of the project.

With the storm sewer work completed this past weekend and with 11th Street reopened, pedestrians and bikers can utilize 10th Street in front of Centennial Hall to Lincoln Avenue, then along Lincoln to 11th Street to bypass the work zone closure. All businesses adjacent to the project remain open and accessible.

Myers & Sons has been tapped to conduct the work on the $1.39 million project, with $1.12 million covered by grant funding from CDOT/Colorado Municipal League Off-System Bridge Program.

Myers & Sons has until Nov. 1 to complete the project.

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