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Parker Road Near Orchard Road Realigned for Bridge Repairs Over Piney Creek

January 6, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA – Today, January 6th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) realigned northbound and southbound Parker Road at Orchard Road to complete the bridge repairs over Piney Creek.

The realignment moved traffic to the outside so crews can complete work in the median and left lanes.

The temporary realignment allows for all three lanes of northbound and southbound Parker Road to remain open, but the lanes have been reduced in width to 10 feet and the speed limit is reduced to 45 MPH.  Once work is complete in the center portion of the roadway, Parker Road will be temporarily realigned one more time.  All of the bridge repairs at this location are scheduled to be complete by the end of January 2011, weather permitting.

Motorists can also expect various single and double lanes closures in various locations on Parker Road from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for concrete slab repairs.  For weekly lane closure information, please visit http://www.coloradodot.info/travel/assets/DenverMetro_web.pdf.

Major delays are expected throughout the project and alternate routes are strongly advised.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to pay attention to the construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

The bridge work is part of a concrete rehabilitation and bridge repair project on Parker Road between Peoria Street and E-470.  The project will repair or replace approximately 760 concrete slabs along eight miles of Parker Road and repair the bridges over the Cherry Creek Spillway, Piney Creek and Vaughn Way.  The mechanically stabilized earth wall at the Nine Mile Park N Ride Station will also be repaired.

To date, crews have completed most of the concrete repairs on Parker Road between E-470 and Arapahoe Road and will soon begin concrete repairs south of Quincy Avenue as well as bridge repairs over Vaughn Way.  Work is also taking place at the Nine Mile Park N Ride station to repair the mechanically stabilized earth wall.  All work is weather permitting as warm temperatures are needed for much of the work.  Periods of inclement weather or low daytime temperatures will delay work that is temperature dependent.

Hamon Contractors, Inc. is the contractor of this $2.3 million project, which should be complete by the end of July 2011.

To receive e-mail updates about the project, visit www.coloradodot.info 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- Peoria St. to E-470” list under “Projects.

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