CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Bridge work over Interstate 70 that was delayed last week because of poor weather will resume Saturday evening.

Construction will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday. I-70 will be reduced to a one-lane detour from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Similar closures will occur each night through Wednesday. The work is schedule to be finished by 7 a.m. on Thursday.

READ MORE: Glenwood Canyon Mudslides Cancel Amtrak's California Zephyr Train Through Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Department of Transportation is building a new bridge at exit 240 near Idaho Springs as part of its larger Peak Period Should Lane project aimed at alleviating traffic congestion in the mountain corridor.

READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Monsoon Storms Become More Numerous Monday And Tuesday

The project is slated to end in the fall.

MORE NEWS: Highway 125 In Grand County Closed For Mudslide