Weekend Lane Closures Scheduled Along I-225 for Widening Project

November 19, 2010 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA— On Saturday, November 20th and Sunday November 21st, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will conduct various construction activities along I-225 between Mississippi Avenue and Colfax Avenue as part of the I-225 widening project.

The work will require various lane closures throughout the weekend, with traffic impacts the greatest on Saturday.

“We are nearly complete with the reconstruction and widening of northbound I-225, but we must continue to take advantage of the warmer daytime temperatures and longer lane closure hours on the weekends,” said CDOT Project Engineer Mark Myers.  “It is essential that we complete northbound I-225 in the next month or so and realign traffic to begin work on the southbound lanes.”

The following lane closures will be in place on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting:

  • Northbound and Southbound I-225 between 2nd Avenue and Colfax Avenue:  One lane of northbound and southbound I-225 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday only.
  • Northbound I-225 to Mississippi Avenue: One lane of the ramp from northbound I-225 to Mississippi Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  Motorists can exit at Iliff Avenue or Alameda Avenue to avoid the backups.

Major delays are expected throughout the weekend, especially on Saturday, 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.” 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.

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