World’s Longest Road Construction Project Finally Complete in Fort Collins
If you travel to old town Fort Collins, this will amaze you. The Mulberry Bridge replacement project is finally finished after 14 months. Construction on the project began in September of 2014, detouring traffic to and from Interstate 25 and Old Town.
As I drove into Fort Collins yesterday, it felt weird to drive over the bridge. Heading back to I-25 felt even weirder. I can actually turn left on Mulberry? Can this really be happening?
Of course, major road construction projects take time, but this one seemed like it would never be finished. It's arguably the most traveled east-west thoroughfare in Northern Colorado and it was closed for over a year. And it sure didn't seem like they were in a hurry to get it done. I can count on one hand the number of times I actually saw work being down in the construction zones.
Here in Cheyenne, we have our fare share of road construction projects. And don't even get me started on the potholes. But at least, when a road is closed for repairs here in Wyoming, it doesn't take over a year to finally complete the project.