Lighted median safety improvement project to begin on CO-83/Parker Road

February 1, 2018 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Project to increase safety of both motorists and pedestrians

DENVER/ARAPAHOE COUNTIES– Beginning in early February 2018, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner Jalisco International, Inc. will begin work on a lighted and raised center median installation project along Colorado Highway 83/Parker Road between East Mississippi and East Harvard Avenues in Denver and Arapahoe Counties.

This $1.9 million project will prevent median crossover crashes and improve the safety of both motorists and pedestrians. Crews will install 18 raised concrete median islands and 35-foot light poles along this stretch of Parker Road. The project will continue until fall 2018.

“We’re excited to begin a project that will have a meaningful impact on the safety of those who live, work, worship, shop and dine along this stretch of Parker Road,” said Paul Jesaitis, CDOT Region 1 Transportation Director. “Raised center medians are a tried and true way of preventing crossover crashes and this project will improve the safety of all who use this busy corridor.”


Motorists can expect work to occur Mondays through Fridays, with work hours as follows:

  • Northbound Parker Road: 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Southbound Parker Road: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. to Noon.

One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction during the project.


For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 720-527-0878 or email the team at [email protected]. For information on travel conditions visit, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at