Overhead Sign Installation to Close Southbound I-225 Near Colfax Avenue Tomorrow Night

October 21, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - AURORA – Tomorrow, October 22nd, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install a sign structure over southbound I-225 just north of Colfax Avenue as part of an interchange improvement project at I-225 and Colfax Avenue.

To complete the work, there will be a full closure of southbound I-225 from 11 p.m. Saturday until 5:30 a.m. on Sunday.

During the closure, motorists needing access to southbound I-225 will be required to exit onto either Peoria Street or Chambers Road from I-70 and take either road south to Colfax Avenue where access to southbound I-225 is available.

Delays are possible in the area and all lanes will reopen by 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

This project combines the third and fourth phases of the I-225/Colfax Avenue interchange improvement project, which will construct the southbound I-225 slip-ramp from 17th Place and widens the west side of the I-225 bridge over Colfax Avenue to accommodate the new slip-ramp. The northbound I-225 on-ramp from Colfax Avenue will be reconstructed to provide an elevated collector/distributor road between Colfax Avenue and 17th Place. In addition, the northbound I-225 slip-ramp will be reconstructed to provide access to 17th Place and the new 17th Place bridge over I-225 will be constructed.

This $11 million project that recently started will complete the interchange improvements. SEMA Construction Co. is the contractor for the project scheduled to be complete by the end of February 2013.

Currently, the second phase of the project is also underway and will be complete in December 2011.