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Traffic Realignment Temporarily Closes Various Ramps on Southbound I-225

June 14, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA— This morning, June 13th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) closed the ramp from southbound I-225 to Mississippi Avenue in order to realign southbound I-225 between approximately 2nd Avenue and Mississippi Avenue.

In addition, at 10 p.m. tonight, the ramp from Alameda Avenue to southbound I-225 will be closed.  Both ramps will remain closed until 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 19th.

“In order to reconstruct and widen southbound I-225, we had to construct temporary ramps at Mississippi Avenue and Alameda Avenue,” said CDOT Project Engineer Mark Myers.  “Now that the work is complete, the only way to safely realign southbound I-225 is to close the ramps while we remove the temporary ramps and median barrier and then restripe I-225 for its new alignment.”

Below is a summary of the closures and detour route

  • Southbound I-225 to Mississippi Avenue:  The ramp from southbound I-225 to Mississippi Avenue closed this morning, June 13th, and will remain closed until 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 19thDetour: Motorists, including all truck traffic, can exit at Alameda Avenue and take Abilene Street south to Mississippi Avenue.  Motorists needing access to the hospital can exit at Alameda Avenue and take Potomac Street south to Mississippi Avenue.
  • Alameda Avenue to southbound I-225: The ramp from Alameda Avenue to southbound I-225 will be completely closed from 10 p.m. tonight, June 13th, until 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 19thDetour: Motorists can take Abilene Street south to Mississippi Avenue where access to southbound I-225 is available.

When the realignment is complete by 7 a.m. on June 19th, two lanes of northbound and southbound I-225 will be open in its normal realignment.  The third lane in each direction will not open until the end of July or early August once crews have completed all of the median work.

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.

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