Paving Operations to Close the Ramp from 6th Avenue to Southbound I-225 This Weekend

April 1, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA— Starting at 6 a.m. tomorrow, April 2nd, and continuing until 5:30 a.m. on Monday, April 4th, the ramp from 6th Avenue to southbound I-225 will be completely closed for paving operations. The work is part of the widening and reconstruction project on I-225 between Mississippi Avenue and 2nd Avenue.

Throughout the weekend, motorists can take either Potomac Street or Sable Boulevard south to Alameda Avenue where access to southbound I-225 is available.  Delays are possible and alternate routes are advised. CDOT would like to remind 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.

In all, this project widens I-225 between 2nd Avenue and Mississippi Avenue to accommodate three lanes in each direction with an additional auxiliary lane.  In addition to the widening, I-225 from north of Colfax Avenue to 2nd Avenue will be restriped to also accommodate three lanes in each direction and an additional auxiliary lane.  A new 8-10 foot noise wall will be constructed near Mississippi Avenue to replace the deteriorating wooden fence and a second noise wall will be constructed near Potomac Circle.

Interstate Highway Construction is the contractor of this $20.3 million project scheduled to be complete by the end of August 2011.

To receive e-mail updates about the project, visit 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 I-225 Widening project listed under “Projects.”  You can also visit the project website at