Bridge Work to Close Arapahoe Road at Parker Road Saturday Morning

May 20, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – On Saturday, May 21st, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close all lanes of eastbound and westbound Arapahoe Road near Parker Road for bridge work. The full closure will be in place from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday and detour routes will be in place.

“This work was scheduled to take place overnight earlier this week, but due to the inclement weather we were unable to complete it,” said CDOT Project Engineer Ed Bullard.  “To keep our contractor on schedule for some major milestones in June, we must complete the work on Saturday.  The good news is that Arapahoe Road will reopen before many businesses open for the day.”

During the closure, the following detour routes will be in place:

  • 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 possible during the closure 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.”

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

For more information about the project, visit  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 Parker Road/Arapahoe Road project listed under “Projects.