Cold Temperatures Delay Completion of Storm Sewer Work at Arapahoe Road and Parker Road

January 20, 2011 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Due to the cold temperatures today, crews have been unable to pave and complete the storm sewer work at Arapahoe Road and Parker Road.

As a result, the ramp from westbound Arapahoe Road to northbound Parker Road as well as the right lane of westbound Arapahoe Road just east of Parker Road will remain closed until 5 p.m. on Friday.

“We need temperatures above 30 degrees Fahrenheit in order to pave the roadway where we conducted the storm sewer work,” said CDOT Project Engineer Ed Bullard.  “With 20 degree temperatures today, we couldn’t pave, but tomorrow should be warm enough to complete the work.”

During the closure, motorists on westbound Arapahoe Road needing access to northbound Parker Road will be detoured north on Lewiston Way, which connects to northbound Parker Road at a traffic signal.  Uniformed traffic control will continue to be on site during peak hours to help move traffic through the area.

Major delays are expected on westbound Arapahoe Road and Lewiston Way 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 and the ramp from westbound Arapahoe Road to northbound Parker Road will reopen by 5 p.m. Friday.

Hamon Constructors, Inc. is the contractor for this $32 million project, which should be complete by the end of November 2011.

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