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Bridge Deck Panel Installation to Close Northbound I-25 Near Santa Fe Drive Tonight

March 29, 2012 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 6 - Tonight, March 29th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install bridge deck panels for the new northbound I-25 bridge over Santa Fe Drive.

As a result, there will be a full closure of northbound I-25 at Santa Fe Drive as well as the ramp from northbound Santa Fe Drive to northbound I-25.

Below are the details of the closures that will be in place tonight:

  • Northbound I-25 near Santa Fe Drive: All lanes of northbound I-25 will be closed near Santa Fe Drive from 11 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. on Friday. Detour: Motorists on northbound I-25 will take the Santa Fe Drive/Alameda Avenue exit and continue past Alameda Avenue to Cedar Avenue where access to northbound I-25 is available.
  • Northbound Santa Fe Drive to Northbound I-25: The ramp from northbound Santa Fe Drive to northbound I-25 will be completely closed from 11 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. on Friday. Detour: Motorists on northbound Santa Fe Drive will continue north to Cedar Avenue where access to northbound I-25 is available.

Major delays are expected tonight 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 of 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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