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Bridge Demolition to Close 17th Avenue and Corresponding Ramps to I-25 Next Week

May 4, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER - Starting at 6:00 a.m. Monday, May 7th, and continuing through 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 11th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin bridge demolition as part of an ongoing project that replaces I-25 bridge over the South Platte River, also known as the “Bronco Arch” bridge.

To complete this work, the following road closures will occur Monday, May 7th, through Friday, May 11th, weather permitting:

  • 17th Avenue will be closed to all traffic between Mile High Circle and I-25, including the on and off ramps at I-25, from 6 a.m. Monday, May 7th, to 5 p.m. Friday, May 11th. The road will reopen to traffic by 5 p.m. on Friday.  Detour: Traffic will be detoured to Mile High Stadium Circle to Colfax to Zuni to 8th Avenue to NB I-25. Northbound I-25 traffic accessing 17th Avenue will be detoured to the 23rd Avenue exit to Mile High Circle then south to 17th Avenue.
  • Walnut Street at Lower Colfax will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m. Monday, May 7th, to 5 p.m. Friday, May 11th. The road will reopen to traffic by 5 p.m. on Friday.

Delays are expected throughout the week and alternate routes are strongly advised.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to plan ahead, obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”  Fines for most infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.

The work is part of a bridge replacement project on I-25 between Colfax Avenue and 23rd Avenue.  The project replaces the I-25 bridges over the South Platte River, also known as the Bronco Arch Bridge.  The existing bridges were originally constructed in 1951 and are in poor condition.  The entire project is scheduled to be complete by the end of August 2013.

Lawrence Construction Co. is the contractor for this $16.3 million project, which is being funded with federal and state funds.

For more information about this project, visit http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/I-25SouthPlatte .  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 over the South Platte” project listed under “Projects.

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