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Single Lane Closures Expected Tonight and Tomorrow Night on Northbound I-25 at Santa Fe Drive

November 30, 2011 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— Tonight, November 30th, and tomorrow night, December 1st, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will continue steel bridge beam shoring on I-25 at Santa Fe with a single left lane closure on northbound I-25 and possible closure of the ramp from northbound Santa Fe Drive to northbound I-25 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. each night.

The full closure of northbound I-25 that was originally planned for tonight and tomorrow night has been canceled due to the inclement weather forecasted.

Should construction crews close the ramp from northbound Santa Fe Drive to northbound I-25, motorists on northbound Santa Fe will be detoured northbound past Alameda Avenue to West Cedar Avenue then back west to the northbound I-25 on ramp.

Major delays are expected each night and alternate routes are strongly advised. 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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