Paving Operations to Restrict Turn Movements at I-25 and 104th Avenue on Sunday

October 15, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ADAMS COUNTY – On Sunday, October 17th, weather permitting, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pave the middle portion of 104th Avenue over I-25 as well as the approaches which cross over the on and off-ramps at the interchange.

As a result, turn restrictions will be in place on 104th Avenue from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Throughout the day on Sunday, the following restrictions will be in place:

  • No left turns from eastbound 104th Avenue to northbound I-25
  • No left turns from westbound 104th Avenue to southbound I-25
  • No left turns from northbound I-25 to westbound 104th Avenue
  • No left turns from southbound I-25 to eastbound 104th Avenue

Motorists will still be allowed to make right turns at the interchange, but delays are possible and alternate routes are strongly advised.  Motorists are encouraged to take either Washington Street or Huron Street to Thornton Parkway or 120th Avenue.

In addition to the work during the day on Sunday, crews will be restriping and realigning northbound and southbound I-25 under 104th Avenue during the evening on Sunday, October 17th and Monday, October 18th.  This work will require a single lane closure in each direction of I-25 starting at 7 p.m. each night 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 Tuesday, October 19th.

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 will 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.