Sign Installation to Close Westbound Arapahoe Road Near I-25 Tomorrow

October 1, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY— On Saturday, October 2nd, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install two overhead signs on westbound Arapahoe Road near I-25.

Both signs will be installed between Dayton Street and Boston Street/Clinton Street, which are just east of I-25.  The work will require a full closure of westbound Arapahoe Road from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

“The signs are lane guide signs necessary for the new third through lane of westbound Arapahoe Road that will open soon,” said CDOT Resident Engineer Abe Lavassani.  “Due to the size of the signs, we have to close all lanes of westbound Arapahoe for the safety of the traveling public.”

During the closure, motorists on westbound Arapahoe Road will turn right on Dayton Street and take Dayton Street north to Caley Avenue.  Once on Caley Avenue, travel west to Yosemite Street and turn left.  Take Yosemite street south to Arapahoe Road where access to westbound Arapahoe or northbound and southbound I-25 is available.

Major delays are expected tomorrow and alternate routes are strongly advised. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”  All lanes of westbound Arapahoe Road near I-25 will reopen by 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The work is part of a safety and capacity improvement project on Arapahoe Road between Yosemite Street and Boston/Clinton Street that adds an additional through lane in each direction of Arapahoe Road.  The new lane will be placed where the existing on-ramp lanes exist.  This means that the third lane will be separated from the existing through lanes by the pier columns.

Structures, Inc. is the contractor for this $2.4 million project which is scheduled to be complete in early October 2010.