Paving Operations to Cause Delays at Havana Street/Dartmouth Avenue Intersection on Saturday

April 27, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— On Saturday, April 28th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will continue paving operations on Havana Street near Dartmouth Avenue as part of an ongoing bridge replacement project.

As a result, Havana Street near Dartmouth Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dartmouth Avenue at Havana Street will be closed from approximately 7 a.m. to noon.

“By completely closing Dartmouth Avenue, we can pave all at once rather than in segments, resulting in a better product,” said CDOT Project Engineer Tanisha Alford.  “A local detour will be in place for traffic on Dartmouth Avenue, but with additional lane closures on Havana Street, we do expect delays and encourage motorists to seek alternate routes.”

CDOT would like to remind motorists to plan ahead, obey all construction signs and flaggers and “Slow for the Cone Zone.”  Most fines for infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.

The paving operations are part of a bridge replacement project on Havana Street (State Highway 30) over Cherry Creek, which replaced the Havana Street bridge over Cherry Creek with one that is wider to accommodate a longer deceleration lane on northbound Havana Street to Dartmouth Avenue and eight-foot sidewalks. The original bridge was constructed in 1956 and was one of Colorado’s poor bridges.

Zak Dirt, Inc. is the contractor of this $3.2 million project that is being funded through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise, which uses a small portion of vehicle registration fees to replace poor bridges.  Major roadway work will be completed in the next week or two, but landscaping activities will take place through late May 2012.

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