I-25 Traffic Realignment Near 104th Avenue Postponed Until Wednesday

October 18, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ADAMS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has postponed the traffic realignment of northbound and southbound I-25 near 104th Avenue until Wednesday, October 20th due to colder temperatures.

The work was originally scheduled to take place October 17th and 18th and will return I-25 to its normal configuration following the replacement of the 104th Avenue bridge over I-25.

Crews will complete the traffic realignment on Wednesday, October 20th.  There will be a single lane closure in each direction of I-25 starting at 7 p.m. with a second lane closing at 10 p.m.  All lanes of I-25 will reopen by 5:30 a.m. the following day.  I-25 should be in its normal configuration by 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 21st.

Major delays are expected and alternate routes are strongly advised.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all traffic signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

The work is part of a project the replaces the 104th Avenue bridge over I-25, which was originally constructed in 1962 and is one of Colorado’s structurally deficient bridges.  When complete, the new bridge will accommodate an additional left turn lane from eastbound 104th Avenue to northbound I-25.

To date, the new 104th Avenue bridge over I-25 is essentially complete, but crews have asphalt paving and center median work to complete over the next month.  As a result, additional weekend work may be required and temporary traffic realignments on 104th Avenue will be necessary to complete final paving on the bridge.

Hamon Contractors, Inc. is the contractor for this $6.5 million project scheduled to be complete by the end of November 2011.  CDOT is funding the bridge replacement and the Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority (NURA) is funding the aesthetic improvements which will include upgraded bridge rail and upgraded bridge lighting similar to the existing lighting on the 112th Avenue overpass bridge. Aesthetic improvements also include cornerstone monuments at the four ends of the bridge and "Northglenn" monument signage mounted to an upgraded retaining wall.