Drainage Improvements to Close State Highway 93 Near State Highway 72 This Weekend

March 2, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - JEFFERSON COUNTY – Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 2nd and continuing until 6 a.m. on Monday, March 5th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will completely close State Highway (SH) 93 between SH 72 and SH 128 for drainage work.

“Similar to last weekend, we have some drainage and culvert work to complete under SH 93,” said CDOT Project Engineer Steve Spencer.  “Due to the narrow width of the highway and the trenches we must dig to complete the work, we must completely shut down SH 93 for the weekend.”

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.

Following this weekend’s work, crews will resume shoulder widening along SH 93 between SH 72 and SH 128. This work will require full closures of SH 93 during the overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. The detour route used for this weekend’s work will be in place for the shoulder work that is expected to take approximately one and a half to two months to complete. For an overview of weekly lane closures, please visit http://www.coloradodot.info/travel/assets/DenverMetro_web.pdf.

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 variable 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 in 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.