By Stan Bush
DENVER (CBS4)– This fall, drivers will get to decide if they really are tired of the traffic backups on Interstate 25 through downtown Denver.READ MORE: Mountain Lions Thwart Planned Relocation Of Bighorn Sheep
A Colorado Department of Transportation initiative on the ballot would fund a handful of capital projects, including two bridge replacements on I-25 at 23rd Avenue and Speer Boulevard.
Large trucks struggle to get through the low clearance of the bridges and frequently hit the structures. It will cost roughly $57 million to replace them.READ MORE: Kaiser Permanente Sets Out To Add Thousands More To Vaccinated List
Three years ago, CDOT spent $3 million to rehabilitate the bridges, but knew that was only a temporary fix.
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