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.

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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.

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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.

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Three years ago, CDOT spent $3 million to rehabilitate the bridges, but knew that was only a temporary fix.

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The fix to the bridges over I-25 are part of a long list of items CDOT wants to address in the next 10 years.

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Stan Bush is a general assignment reporter at CBS4. His stories can be seen on CBS4 News at 10. Read his bio and follow him on Twitter @StanBushTV.