Culvert Replacement to Close State Highway 93 Near State Highway 72 This Weekend

February 23, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - JEFFERSON COUNTY – Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, February 24th and continuing until 6 a.m. on Monday, February 27th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will completely close State Highway (SH) 93 between SH 72 and SH 128 for culvert replacement.

“We have two 48-inch culverts that need to be replaced under SH 93 in order to improve drainage in the area,” said CDOT Project Engineer Steve Spencer.  “Due to the narrow width of the highway and the deep trenches, we must completely shut down SH 93 for the weekend. We will also be conducting additional pipe and culvert work next weekend, which will require another full closure of SH 93 in the same area.”

Detour Route: Throughout the weekend, motorists can take SH 72 east to Indiana Street and travel north on Indiana Street to SH 128. Once on SH 128, travel west to SH 93.

The culvert replacement is part of a project that resurfaces SH 93 between 58th Avenue and SH 128 in asphalt and widens the shoulders. The traffic signal at SH 93 and Iowa Avenue will also be upgraded and conduit will be installed on SH 93 between SH 58 and SH 128 to prepare the corridor for future electronic message sign installation, which will improve communication to motorists.

APC Construction Co. is the contractor for this $6.9 million project which is scheduled to be complete by the end of September 2012. The project is partially being funded by Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery, which uses a small portion of vehicle registration fees to improve safety on Colorado highways.