Girder Installation to Close Arapahoe Road at Parker Road on Monday Night

January 28, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – On, Monday, January 31st, weather permitting, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will completely close all lanes of eastbound and westbound Arapahoe Road at Parker Road for bridge girder installation.

The full closure will be in place from 8 p.m. on Monday to 6 a.m. on Tuesday and detour routes will be in place.

“This is our first major milestone in constructing the new Parker Road bridge over Arapahoe Road,” said CDOT Project Engineer Ed Bullard.  “We will be spending the next five months constructing the new bridge, which means there will be more overnight full closures in the weeks and months to come.”

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 Monday night.  If the work is not completed in one night, the same closures will be in place on Tuesday 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.