Santa Fe Drive Project Begins

April 6, 2016 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - LITTLETON — Initial work is underway to upgrade the road surface and improve safety along Santa Fe Drive (U.S. 85) between downtown and the Blakeland area.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project consists of rotomilling and asphalt paving the 4.4-mile segment between Crestline Avenue near Downtown Littleton and Blakeland Drive, just south of C-470.  Work includes adding raised median islands, new curb ramps and installing new signal heads and pedestrian crossing push buttons at Bowles Avenue, County Line Road and Blakeland Drive.

For the next few weeks, drivers can expect shoulder and occasional turn lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday throughFriday.  Milling and paving begins in mid-May, requiring overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.  A 40 mph speed limit will be in place when flaggers are directing traffic, primarily during night operations.

Martin Marietta Materials of Westminster, CO. is the contractor for the $3.5 million project.  It is scheduled for completion in July 2016. 

Additional information is available by calling the project hotline at 720-504-4084.

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