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Concrete Reconstruction Work to Cause Delays at University Boulevard/Belleview Avenue This Weekend

October 11, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Starting at 8 p.m. tonight, October 11 and continuing until 5:30 a.m. on Monday, October 14, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pave a portion of the University Boulevard/Belleview Avenue intersection in concrete.

As a result, significant lane closures will be in place for the duration of the weekend and major delays are expected.

Throughout the weekend, only one lane of northbound and southbound University Boulevard and one lane of westbound Belleview Avenue will be open. All lanes of eastbound Belleview Avenue will be closed and motorists will be detoured to southbound University Boulevard and then to Arapahoe Road. In addition, only right turns will be allowed at the intersection.

“We will be removing the existing concrete and pouring the new concrete at the center of the intersection,” said CDOT Project Engineer Jeff Hampton. “The completion of this work will allow us to reconstruct the second half of the intersection which includes all of University Boulevard as well as the northern third of Belleview Avenue.”

While the lane closures will continue throughout the weekend, it is important to note that workers may not be visible from Saturdayevening to Sunday morning as the newly poured concrete must cure for approximately 12 hours. During the cure time, workers and vehicles are not allowed on the concrete, but other minor work may continue.

All lanes of University Boulevard and Belleview Avenue will reopen by 5:30 a.m. Monday, October 14. Major delays are expected and alternate routes are strongly advised.

Jalisco International, Inc. is the contractor for this $2.5 million intersection reconstruction project which is scheduled to be complete in late 2013 or early 2014, weather permitting. The intersection was originally constructed in 1988 and was showing signs of severe distress including joint separation and cracks in the concrete. This project will improve the driving surface, reducing the wear and tear on vehicles as well as vehicle maintenance costs.

 

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