Girder Installation at Arapahoe Road and Parker Road Postponed Until Thursday

January 31, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – The full closure of Arapahoe Road at Parker Road scheduled to take place from 8 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. on Tuesday for bridge girder installation has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The work will now take place on Thursday, February 3rd and will require a full closure of eastbound and westbound Arapahoe Road at Parker Road from 8 p.m. on Thursday to 6 a.m. on Friday.

During the closure, the following detour routes will be in place; however, CDOT encourages motorists to seek alternate routes.

  • Eastbound Arapahoe Road Detour: Motorists on eastbound Arapahoe Road will take a right onto Chambers Way and drive behind the Cornerstar Mall to Parker Road.
  • Westbound Arapahoe Road Detour: Motorists on westbound Arapahoe Road will take Lewiston Way north around Arapahoe Crossing mall to the traffic signal at Parker Road.

Crews need to install a total of nine bridge girders on Thursday night for the new Parker Road bridge over eastbound Arapahoe Road.  If the work is not completed in one night, the same closures will be in place on Sunday night during the same hours.  Information will be released if a second night of full closures is required or inclement weather postpones the work.

The next full closure of Arapahoe Road is tentatively scheduled to take place on February 10th so crews can install bridge girders for the new Parker Road structure over westbound Arapahoe Road.

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

For more information about the project, visit  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/Arapahoe Road project listed under “Projects.