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Bridge Expansion Joint Work to Close Lanes and Ramps on Northbound Parker Road Near I-225 for the Remainder of the Week

April 27, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - AURORA – For the remainder of the week, April 28th through April 30th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will continue expansion joint repair on northbound Parker Road at I-225. As a result, there will be various lane and ramp closures over the next three days.

The following closures will in place, weather permitting:

  • Thursday, April 28th:  The left two lanes of northbound Parker Road near I-225 will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Delays are expected, especially in the morning, and alternate routes are advised.
  • Friday, April 29th:  The ramp from northbound Parker Road to southbound I-225 will be completely closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Detour: Motorists can take northbound Parker Road to Peoria Street and turn left to access southbound I-225.  In addition, the slip ramp from northbound Parker Road to northbound I-225 will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Detour: Motorists can continue on northbound Parker Road to the traffic signal at the I-225 interchange and take a right to access northbound I-225.
  • Saturday, April 30th:  The ramp from northbound Parker Road to southbound I-225 will be completely closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Detour: Motorists can take northbound Parker Road to Peoria Street and turn left to access southbound I-225.  In addition, the slip ramp from northbound Parker Road to northbound I-225 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Detour: Motorists can continue on northbound Parker Road to the traffic signal at the I-225 interchange and take a right to access northbound I-225.

Despite the minimal detours on Friday and Saturday, significant delays are possible 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 and the Cherry Creek Spillway.  The majority of the concrete repairs on Parker Road between E-470 and Peoria Street are complete. Crews recently completed the expansion joint repairs on northbound Parker Road over the Cherry Creek Spillway and are now focusing on the expansion joint repairs on northbound Parker Road over Vaughn Way.

While the expansion joint work is underway, there will be several small bumps at both ends of the bridge that is being worked on and motorists should reduce their speeds.  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 May 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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