Median Work to Cause Delays on Santa Fe Drive This Weekend

January 26, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - JEFFERSON COUNTY—Starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 28th and continuing until 5:30 a.m. on Monday, January 31st, one lane of northbound and southbound Santa Fe Drive between Aspen Grove Way and S. Vinewood Street will be closed to allow crews to install permanent impact attenuators and conduct other median work.

All work is weather permitting and major delays are possible this weekend.  Alternate routes are strongly advised.

“We are nearly done installing the median barrier in the area, but have some work remaining that needs to take place in the spring once the ground dries out,” said CDOT Project Engineer Jason Nelson.  “This weekend’s work is necessary to get some permanent features in place and get the project buttoned up for the winter.”

If inclement weather cancels the work this weekend, the same closures will be in place the following weekend, February 4th through February 7th.  Once the weekend work is complete, the project will completely shut down for the winter until April.

When work resumes, crews will only have about a week or two left to complete work on Santa Fe Drive between Aspen Grove and S. Vinewood Street.  In addition, crews will finish installing the median cable rail on C-470 between Wadsworth Boulevard and Morrison Road and begin work on C-470 between Quebec Street and I-25.

Once the project is complete, median barrier will be in place at all three locations, which will help prevent crossover accidents and improve safety.

To receive e-mail updates about the project, visit and click on the icon in the upper right corner.  The link will take you to a list of items you can subscribe to including the “C-470 & Santa Fe Safety Improvement Project” listed under “Projects.”  Information will be released once the project resumes in the spring.

New Design Construction Co. is the contractor for the project, which is scheduled to be complete by the end of June 2011.  This $3 million project is being funded through Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER), which is dedicated to improving safety and replacing poor bridges.