Hampden paving operations moving to daytime hours beginning tomorrow due to weather

October 25, 2019 - Metro Denver Area, Colorado

Denver and Arapahoe Counties- Paving operations on the Hampden Resurfacing project (Dahlia Street to South Parker Road) will be moving from nighttime to daytime operations beginning tomorrow, Saturday, Oct.26 due to expected snow and freezing temperatures moving in on Sunday. As a safety precaution, it has become necessary for this schedule change to occur because in order for paving to be completed efficiently, ground temperatures need to be above freezing.

The schedule for paving tomorrow, Oct. 26 is as follows:

WHEN: 4 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Eastbound Hampden Ave. and northbound Havana St. from Yosemite St. to Girard Ave.

WHAT: Paving of the left through lane and the median lane.

IMPACTS: The far left two lanes will be closed. One lane will remain open to traffic.

The remaining paving dates and times are as follows, but please note this schedule is weather dependent and subject to change:

  • Thursday, Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. along northbound Havana St. from Dartmouth Ave. to Parker Rd.
  • Friday, Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. along east and westbound Hampden from Yosemite St. to Oneida Way
  • Saturday, Nov. 2 from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. along east and westbound Hampden from Oneida Way to Dahlia St.




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!



In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System  Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative 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.