Bridge Expansion Joint Work to Close Two Lanes of Southbound Parker Road Near Hampden Avenue on Saturday

March 25, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA – On Saturday, March 26th, weather permitting, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close two lanes of southbound Parker Road near Hampden Avenue for bridge expansion joint work. The lane closures will be in place from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We have some extensive repairs to make to the expansion joints in this area and, unfortunately, the repairs take a significant amount of time once we start working under the roadway,” said CDOT Project Engineer Alan Wagenknecht.  “Due to the number of expansion joints we need to repair in various locations along Parker Road near Hampden Avenue, we will likely be working every Saturday for the next several weeks.”

On Saturday, only one through lane of southbound Parker Road will remain open.  In addition, motorists on southbound Parker Road can take the ramp to Hampden Avenue where they can continue straight to access southbound Parker Road.

Major delays are expected on Saturday 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.

The expansion joint repairs are complete on northbound and southbound Parker Road over Piney Creek as well as southbound Parker Road over Vaughn Way.  The expansion joint work on southbound Parker Road over the Cherry Creek Spillway, which is near Hampden Avenue, will be complete in early April.  Once the southbound Parker Road work is complete, crews will repair expansion joints on northbound Parker Road over Vaughn Way and the Cherry Creek Spillway.  Concrete repairs also continue in various locations along Parker Road between Peoria Street and Lehigh Avenue.

While the expansion joint work is underway, there will be several small bumps at both ends of the bridge that is being worked on.  These bumps are steel plates that are placed on the roadway during non-work hours so traffic can travel on the road.  The plates can then be easily removed when work resumes.  Once the expansion joint work is complete at a location, the bumps will be removed.

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

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