CDOT to Realign Southbound I-225 Tonight in Preparation for Reconstruction, Widening, and Bridge Work

August 2, 2012 - Denver Metro Area/CDOT Region 6 - Tonight, August 2, crews will realign southbound I-225 between Mississippi Avenue and Parker Road to the east onto temporary pavement.

The work will require various single lane closures on southbound I-225 from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.  By Friday morning, southbound I-225 will be in its temporary alignment with two lanes open in each direction.

“By moving southbound I-225 to the east, we can begin the reconstruction and widening of southbound I-225, continue construction of the Yale Avenue bridge over I-225, and start work on the light rail bridge,” said CDOT Project Engineer Josh Barrett.  “We anticipate that southbound I-225 will be in this temporary alignment for approximately nine months. Once the work in this phase is complete, we will realign traffic once again to construct the remaining southbound I-225 pavement.”

Major delays are expected tonight and alternate routes are strongly advised. To avoid the construction zone, motorists on southbound I-225 can exit onto Iliff Avenue and travel west to Peoria Street and then south to Parker Road where access to southbound I-225 is available. Motorists on northbound I-225 can exit onto Parker Road and travel west/north to Peoria Street and then north to Iliff Avenue where access to northbound I-225 is available.

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.

The work is part of a project that widens I-225 between Mississippi Avenue and Parker Road to accommodate three lanes in each direction with an additional auxiliary lane.  In addition, the Yale Avenue bridge over I-225 will be replaced and other minor roadway elements will be completed to accommodate RTD’s extension of light rail from Parker Road to Iliff Avenue.

SEMA Construction Co. is the contractor of this $43 million project scheduled to be complete by the end of July 2014. The project is being funded by CDOT and RTD.