Why isn't South Bridge being built before the 27th Street Bridge replacement?

The City has received a large amount of grant funding for the 27th Street Bridge that must be used in a specific time frame so that money is not lost. Also, the 27th Street Bridge is rated as the worst rated bridge in Colorado. Even though this is not currently a safety concern, this bridge is a critical connection and it is in a condition that does not allow the City to wait until South Bridge is completed.

One reason that the South Bridge project isn’t underway yet is because of the project’s cost. Prior to a recent agreement with RFTA regarding the intersection at Highway 82 – the cost was in the $60 million -$65 million range. With the agreement in place, the project’s cost has been reduced to the $47 million -$50 million range. The City has bonding capacity remaining from the voter approved bonding measure for A&I sales tax and is applying for grants to help fund the remaining amount of the project. The City is working to finalize the Environmental Assessment for the South Bridge Project and has begun the right-of-way acquisition.

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1. What is the project schedule?
2. What traffic impacts will I see as a commuter?
3. How will this impact river use on the Roaring Fork?
4. Why isn't South Bridge being built before the 27th Street Bridge replacement?
5. How much traffic goes over the bridge?
6. How much will this project cost?
7. What is a pier?
8. What is an abutment?
9. What is a micropile?
10. What is a soil nail?