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Bridge Expansion Joint Work to Close Two Lanes of Northbound Parker Road Near I-225 This Weekend

April 13, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA – On Saturday, April 16th, weather permitting, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close two lanes of northbound Parker Road over Vaughn Way, which is near I-225, for expansion joint repairs. To complete the work, there will be various double lane closures from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

“Once again, we will be removing concrete, working on the expansion joints and placing new concrete as we move across the bridge,” said CDOT Project Engineer Alan Wagenknecht.  “Since we need to close two lanes at a time to complete the work, we do expect delays on northbound Parker Road as well as westbound Hampden Avenue.”

Major delays are possible on Saturday and alternate routes are strongly advised. CDOT reminds motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.” Fines for most infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.

The bridge repairs are 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.  Work began this week to repair the expansion joints on northbound Parker Road over Vaughn Way and the Cherry Creek Spillway, which could cause major delays on northbound Parker Road as well as Hampden Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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.

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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