Traffic Realignment on Parker Road Near Orchard Road Postponed Until Tomorrow Night

November 15, 2010 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA – The traffic realignment on Parker Road near Orchard Road scheduled for tonight, November 15th, has been postponed until Tuesday, November 16th due to weather.

To complete the work, two lanes of northbound and southbound Parker Road will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. tomorrow night.  The realignment is necessary to allow crews to complete bridge repairs on Parker Road over Piney Creek, which is near Orchard Road.

Once traffic is placed in its temporary realignment, three lanes of northbound and southbound Parker Road will remain open, but the lanes will be reduced in width to 10 feet and the speed limit will be reduced to 45 MPH.  In addition, one of the turn lanes from westbound Orchard Road to southbound Parker Road will be closed as well as the dedicated right turn lane from eastbound Orchard Road to southbound Parker Road.  This configuration will be in place until the bridge repairs are completed in mid-December 2010, weather permitting.

Motorists can also expect various single and double lanes closures in various locations on Parker Road from approximately 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.  For weekly lane closure information, please visit

Major delays are expected throughout the project and alternate routes are strongly advised.  The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) would like to remind motorists to pay attention to the construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

The bridge work is part of a concrete rehabilitation and bridge repair project on Parker Road (State Highway 83) between Peoria Street and E-470.  The project will repair or replace approximately 760 concrete slabs along eight miles of Parker Road and repair the bridges over the Cherry Creek Spillway, Piney Creek and Vaughn Way.  The mechanically stabilized earth wall at the Nine Mile Park N Ride Station will also be repaired.

Hamon Contractors, Inc. is the contractor of this $2.3 million project, which should be complete by the end of July 2011.

To receive e-mail updates about the project, visit 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 “Parker Road- Peoria St. to E-470” list under “Projects.