Restriping Operations to Close Northbound I-25 and New Flyover Ramp at Santa Fe Drive Tonight

December 12, 2012 - Denver Metro Area/CDOT Region 6 - Tonight, December 12, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close all lanes of northbound I-25 at Santa Fe Drive as well as the new flyover ramp from northbound Santa Fe Drive to northbound I-25 for striping operations.

The closures will be in place from 9 p.m. tonight to 5 a.m. Thursday. Major delays are expected and alternate routes are advised.

“Last Saturday, we were able to open the new flyover ramp from northbound Santa Fe Drive to northbound I-25 before the snow and cold weather settled in,” said CDOT Project Engineer Dan Housand. “With temperatures finally above freezing tonight, we can complete the striping on northbound I-25 that will allow for a continuous merge lane up to 6th Avenue.”

By tomorrow morning, there will be three through lanes on northbound I-25 and one continuous merge lane for traffic entering northbound I-25 from northbound Santa Fe Drive.

During the closure, motorists will be detoured to Santa Fe Drive and then north to Cedar Avenue where access to northbound I-25 is available. Delays are expected and alternate routes are 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 conduct the following improvements:

  • 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 Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER). FASTER is dedicated to repairing and replacing poor bridges and making safety improvements on Colorado highways. The entire project will be complete by the end of August 2013.