Reconstruction to Close Ramp From Colfax Avenue to Northbound I-225 This Weekend

January 27, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - AURORA— Starting at 9 p.m. tonight, January 27th, and continuing until 5 a.m. on Monday, January 30th, the ramp from Colfax Avenue to northbound I-225 will be completely closed in order to construct and pave a temporary ramp as part of an ongoing construction project.

The temporary ramp will allow crews to construct the abutment for the 17th Place bridge over I-225

During the closure, motorists will be detoured to Chambers Road then north to I-70.  Delays are possible in the area 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 a project that combines the third and fourth phases of the I-225/Colfax Avenue interchange improvement project. The final project constructs 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.

SEMA Construction Co. is the contractor for this $11 million project that is scheduled to be complete by the end of February 2013.