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Full weekend closure of Colfax Ave (US 40) ramps to northbound I-225 set to begin this Friday (Oct. 4)

October 3, 2019 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado - Closure will begin at 9 p.m. Friday and lanes will be open to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday

AURORA  On Friday, October 4, at 9 p.m. until Monday, October 7, at 5 a.m., crews will close the Colfax Avenue (US 40) ramps to northbound Interstate 225 as part of an intersection improvements project in Aurora. Detours are estimated to take approximately 5 minutes extra and a maximum of an additional 2.75 miles.

This weekend-long closure allows construction crews to safely complete paving operations and reduce the long-term impacts to the public by completing this work in one weekend.  

Work on the project began in late August. The project consists of replacing curb ramps, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, traffic signals, and improving left-turn lane configurations at two Colfax Ave. intersections, Chambers Road, and I-225. Crews will also be widening ramps at the I-225 and Colfax intersection, and replace traffic signals and sidewalks at the intersection of Tower Road and Interstate 70.

WORK SCHEDULE AND TRAVEL IMPACTS

During the ramp closures, motorists can use the following routes:

  • Westbound Detour – Friday, October 4, 9 p.m. to Monday, October 7, 5 a.m.:  Westbound Colfax traffic will be detoured onto northbound Fitzsimmons Parkway and use the 17th Place ramps to access I-225. This detour length is less than a half mile.
  • Eastbound detour – Friday, October 4, 9 p.m. to Monday, October 7, 5 a.m.:  Eastbound Colfax traffic can use Fitzsimmons Parkway and 17th Place ramps. Another alternate route directs motorists to northbound Chambers Road and I-70.

These operations are site-condition and weather dependent, and this schedule could change and include additional night shifts.

PROJECT FACTS

  • Timeline: August 2019 to June 2020
  • Contractor: K.E.C.I. Colorado, Inc.
  • Project Cost: $2.45 million
  • Work Description: The project will consist of replacing curb ramps, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, traffic signals, and improving left-turn lane configurations at the Colfax Ave. intersections. Crews will also be widening ramps at the I-225 and Colfax intersection.

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

 

STAY INFORMED

 

REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.
  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be patient!

 

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.  

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.

 

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.  

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