Traffic Realignment to Close Arapahoe Road at Parker Road on Saturday

March 4, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – On Saturday, March 5th, weather permitting, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will realign eastbound Arapahoe Road at Parker Road to the north to accommodate the next phase of construction.

The realignment will require a full closure of eastbound and westbound Arapahoe Road between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Realigning traffic usually takes about 10 to 12 hours to complete, which is a lot more time than we have during the day or in the overnight hours,” said CDOT Project Engineer Ed Bullard.  “In addition, the work requires a great deal of striping, which is an operation that must be done in warm, dry weather.  We understand that the full closure is an inconvenience to motorists and businesses, but the realignment is necessary to keep the project moving forward.”

During the closure, the following detour routes will in place.  Access to all businesses near the interchange will remain open.

  • 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.

Delays are expected on Saturday and alternate routes are strongly advised.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.

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

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