Traffic Realignment to Cause Delays on Southbound I-25 Near Santa Fe Drive Tonight

June 28, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— Tonight, June 28th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will move concrete barrier and restripe southbound I-25 to place traffic in a temporary alignment on the new northbound I-25 bridge over Santa Fe Drive.

This will allow the contractor to begin construction of southbound I-25 bridge over Santa Fe Drive. To complete the work, two lanes of southbound I-25 will be closed at 9 p.m. with a third lane closing at 11 p.m. This will leave only one lane open on southbound I-25. All lanes will reopen by 5:30 a.m. Friday morning.

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.” Fines for most infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.

This work is part of the I-25/Santa Fe Drive improvement project. The $32.1 million project will:

  • 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 the Colorado Bridge Enterprise, which uses a small portion of vehicle registration fees to repair or replace Colorado’s poor bridges.  The entire project will be complete by the end of July 2013.

For more information about this project, visit To receive e-mail updates about the project, visit 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.”