Traffic Signal Upgrade Project Begins on Hampden Avenue and University Boulevard

February 17, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has begun a traffic signal upgrade and intersection safety improvement project on Hampden Avenue and University Boulevard in Denver.

The project will replace the old traffic signal that hangs from wire with new signal poles that include mast arms. The old span wire signal has exceeded its design life.  The new signals will also improve signal head visibility, include pedestrian countdown heads to improve pedestrian safety, and bring this intersection up to CDOT’s new traffic requirements.  In addition to the signal replacement, a new left turn lane from eastbound Hampden Avenue to northbound University Boulevard will be constructed.

In order to construct the new signal, motorists will encounter single lane closures Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.  It is anticipated that work will mostly be done during the nighttime hours over the next three weeks. Delays are possible in the area and alternate routes are advised. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

CDOT anticipates that the new traffic signal will be operational by the end of March 2012, weather permitting.  This project is one of four locations to be upgraded in the Denver Metro area:

  • Federal Boulevard at 92nd Avenue – New signal fully operational.
  • 48th Avenue at Ward Road – New signal fully operational.
  • Wadsworth Boulevard at Cross Drive – Signal fully operational, remaining items include new curb ramps, striping, and landscape work.
  • Hampden Avenue at University Boulevard

Interface Communications Co. of Longmont, CO is the contractor for this $1.5 million project.