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Bridge Expansion Joint Work to Close On-Ramp From Northbound Parker Road to Southbound I-225 Tomorrow and Saturday

April 21, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA – Tomorrow, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd, weather permitting, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will completely close the ramp from northbound Parker Road to southbound I-225 for expansion joint repairs on northbound Parker Road near I-225.

The ramp will be closed tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“The location of the bridge expansion joints is very close to the on-ramp to southbound I-225,” said CDOT Project Engineer Alan Wagenknecht.  “For the safety of the traveling public, it is essential we close the ramp.  We will monitor traffic backups on the detour route and will make appropriate adjustments to the flow of traffic, if necessary.”

During the full closure of the ramp, motorists on northbound I-225 will be detoured to Peoria Street where access to southbound I-225 is available. Uniformed traffic control will be in place to help move traffic through the detour route.

Despite a minimal detour, 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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