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Bridge Work to Close Northbound I-25 at Santa Fe Drive Two Nights This Week

November 29, 2011 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday, December 1st, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install bridge beams for framework on the new northbound I-25 bridge at Santa Fe Drive.

As a result, there will be full closures of northbound I-25 both nights.

To complete the work, the following closures will be in place:

  • Northbound I-25 near Santa Fe Drive: All lanes of northbound I-25 will be closed near Santa Fe Drive from 11 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. each night on Wednesday, November 30th, and again on Thursday, December 1st. Detour: Motorists on northbound I-25 will exit the highway prior to the closure using the Santa Fe Drive/Alameda Avenue exit and continue on Santa Fe past Alameda Avenue to Cedar Avenue where access to northbound I-25 is available.

While the detour runs alongside I-25, major delays are still expected each night and alternate routes are strongly advised such as I-225 or Colorado Boulevard.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

This work is part of the I-25/Santa Fe Drive improvement project. The $32.1 million project will conduct the following improvements:

  • Replace the existing I-25 bridges over Santa Fe Drive that are currently in poor condition. Both bridges were originally constructed in 1958.
  • Construct a flyover ramp from northbound Santa Fe Drive to northbound I-25, eliminating the left side on-ramp and improving operations and safety for this major traffic movement.
  • Reconstruct and realign I-25 from the north end of the Broadway viaduct to just south of Alameda Avenue to provide lane continuity. Once complete, there will be four lanes on I-25 in each direction through Denver from C-470 to US 36.

Hamon Contractors, Inc. is the contractor for this project, which is being partially funded by Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER).  FASTER is dedicated to repairing and replacing poor bridges and making safety improvements on Colorado highways. The entire project will be complete by the end of July 2013.

For more information about this project, visit http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/I25SantaFe. 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 “I-25 at Santa Fe Drive” list under “Projects.

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