Work Begins July 9 on University Boulevard from Arapahoe to Hampden

July 5, 2018 -

ARAPAHOE COUNTY—Beginning Monday, July 9, 2018, the Colorado Department of Transportation and crews will start improving University Boulevard (aka, Colorado Highway 177) between Arapahoe Road and Hampden Avenue. Work is expected to be complete in early 2019.

Crews on this $6.3 million resurfacing project will also install Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) -compliant ramps at every intersection of CO 177; replace curbs, gutters and sidewalks at various locations; and replace the bridge just north of Arapahoe Road.

"University Boulevard between Arapahoe Road and Hampden Avenue is heavily traveled on, and is an important route to the residential communities and local businesses in the area," said CDOT Regional Transportation Director Paul Jesaitis. "Our goal is to deliver a project that increases safety and extends the life of the roadway. We're committed to minimizing impacts to traffic and urge motorists to please go slow in the cone zone."

Travel Impacts

  • Expect traffic shifts 24/7 throughout construction in the work zone.
  • Daytime work hours will be 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., with most impacts occuring between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Overnight work, expected later in the project, will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Weekend work may occur as needed.