Ramp Closures to Impact I-225 Traffic at Alameda Avenue and Mississippi Avenue This Weekend

October 29, 2010 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA— On Saturday, October 30th and Sunday, October 31st, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be conducting work on various ramps along I-225 as part of an ongoing widening project.

The work will require a full closure of the on-ramp from Alameda Avenue to southbound I-225 from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday.  One lane of the off-ramp from northbound I-225 to Mississippi Avenue will also be closed on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Delays are expected at both locations and alternate routes are strongly advised.  During the closure of the on-ramp from Alameda Avenue to southbound I-225, motorists can take Sable Boulevard south to Mississippi Avenue.  Once on Mississippi Avenue, go west to I-225.

CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.” Fines for most infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.

In all, this project widens I-225 between 2nd Avenue and Mississippi Avenue to accommodate three lanes in each direction with an additional auxiliary lane.  In addition to the widening, I-225 from north of Colfax Avenue to 2nd Avenue will be restriped to also accommodate three lanes in each direction and an additional auxiliary lane.  A new 8-10 foot noise wall will be constructed near Mississippi Avenue to replace the deteriorating wooden fence and a second noise wall will be constructed near Potomac Circle.

Interstate Highway Construction is the contractor of this $20.3 million project scheduled to be complete by the end of August 2011.

To receive e-mail updates about the project, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the icon in the upper right-hand corner.  The link will take you to a list of items you can subscribe to including the I-225 Widening project listed under “Projects.”  You can also visit the project website at http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/i-225-widening.