Traffic Realignment To Cause Delays On I-225 Tonight

December 15, 2010 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA— Tonight, December 15th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will realign northbound I-225 between approximately Mississippi Avenue and 2nd Avenue to the east to accommodate the next phases of the I-225 widening project.

The realignment will require a single lane closure on northbound I-225 starting at 7 p.m. and continuing until 5:30 a.m. on Thursday.

“We have completed the widening of northbound I-225 and are ready to realign northbound traffic to the east,” said CDOT Project Engineer Mark Myers.  “This work will then be followed by the realignment of southbound I-225 in a couple of weeks, which will allow crews to remove the existing southbound concrete over the winter and start reconstructing in the spring.”

Major delays are expected tonight 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.

The realignment of southbound I-225 is expected to take place in the next several weeks in between holidays.  More information will be released once the southbound I-225 realignment is scheduled.

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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