UPDATE: Weekend Closures to Shift Eastbound Arapahoe Road Traffic

April 14, 2017 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - GREENWOOD VILLAGE – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will have ramp and lane closures in place this weekend and next week to shift traffic on eastbound Arapahoe Road. These closures are scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15, 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. – right lane closure along southbound Interstate 25 each night between Orchard and Dry Creek roads.
  • Friday, April 14, 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.Monday, April 17 – complete closure of the southbound I-25 off-ramp to Arapahoe Road for ramp reconstruction. Southbound drivers should exit at Orchard Road or Dry Creek Road. See map below for detour routes.
  • Friday, April 14, 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.Monday, April 17 – complete closure of eastbound Arapahoe Road at Yosemite Street,including the eastbound Arapahoe Road on-ramps to northbound and southbound I-25, to shift eastbound Arapahoe Road to the outside (or south) between Yosemite Street and Clinton Court. See map below for detour routes.
  • Monday, April 17 to Thursday, April 20, 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. – southbound I-25 lane closures from Orchard Road to Dry Creek Road beginning at 8 p.m., with only one lane open at midnight for paving operations. At 9 p.m., the Orchard Road southbound on and off-ramps will be closed, and if necessary, the southbound I-25 off-ramp to Arapahoe Road will be closed at 10 p.m. All lanes and ramps will reopen by 5:30 each morning.
  • Beginning Tuesday morning, April 18 - Both directions of Arapahoe Road will be restricted to two lanes in each direction between Uinta and Yosemite streets for several weeks. Use alternate routes, if possible. 

Traffic detour for I-25 off-ramp closure:

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Traffic detour for Arapahoe Road closure:

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The project team reminds motorists to allow extra time for your commute, adhere to speed reductions on I-25 and Arapahoe Road and avoid distractions. Alternate routes are advised. Watch for weekly construction update emails with the most up-to-date information regarding traffic impacts.

Project Information: This $66 million Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance (RAMP) Project includes building an additional lane along westbound Arapahoe Road from Yosemite Street to Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, providing three left turn lanes from the I-25 off-ramps, realigning the frontage road in the northeast quadrant of the interchange, building noise walls near the Arapahoe Road and Yosemite Street intersection and widening Yosemite Street from Yosemite Circle on the north to Xanthia Street on the south. This project is designed to reduce congestion and improve traffic operations and safety. Substantial completion is slated for summer 2018. 

For More Information:

Project website: www.codot.gov/projects/I25-Arapahoe

Project hotline: (720) 580-2525

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Due to ongoing construction activity in this area and nighttime travel impacts, alternative transportation modes are encouraged. For information on the Regional Transportation District's Southeast Rail Line or local bus services, call 303-299-6000. For information on carpool and vanpool services, call 303-458-7665.