San Juan Co. approves $5 million bridge project | KOB 4

San Juan Co. approves $5 million bridge project

Joshua Panas
August 23, 2018 07:39 PM

FARMINGTON -- Traffic along the Lee Acres bridge in San Juan County will soon be picking up thanks to the approval for a replacement bridge.


According to county officials, the replacement project will come with a $5 million price tag.

"The bridge would be 205 feet in length, which is about what it is now," said San Juan County Director of Public Works Fran Fillerup.

The bridge will consist of two lanes that are about 12-feet wide, a stark difference from its current state.

At one lane, county officials say the bridge sees about 4,000 journeys a day. But they are hopeful that once the remodel is complete, that number will jump back up toward 6,000, which was the typical number prior to the bridge becoming one lane.

"Spring of 2019 is when we think, we will have finished design and begin to hire a contractor to do the work," Fillerup said.


Joshua Panas

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