Two impactful resurfacing projects completed in Denver and Arapahoe Counties

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September 21, 2020 - Metro Denver Area

DENVER & ARAPAHOE COUNTIES The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner Brannan Sand and Gravel recently completed two significant resurfacing projects this summer: the Belleview Avenue Overlay Project between University Boulevard and Interstate 25 and the Leetsdale Drive Resurfacing Project between Mississippi Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Each project resurfaced the pavement and improved driving conditions along both directions of an approximately 3-mile stretch of each corridor, leading to smoother pavement and enhanced safety for all modes of transportation. 

Highlights from the Belleview Avenue Overlay Project include:

  • Pavement resurfacing through mill and overlay along both directions of Belleview Avenue between University Blvd. and I-25

  • ADA-compliant concrete sidewalk and curb ramp improvements

  • Roadway re-striping 

Paving along Belleview

Paving along Belleview Avenue

Highlights from the Leetsdale Drive Resurfacing Project include:

  • Pavement resurfacing along both directions of Leetsdale Drive between Mississippi Avenue and Colorado Blvd.

  • ADA-compliant concrete sidewalk and curb ramp improvements

  • Roadway re-striping

  • Four raised medians were added between Monaco Parkway and Mississippi Avenue as a result of a safety study conducted by the City and County of Denver and CDOT

Resurfacing image - Leetsdale Dr.

Completed construction on Leetsdale Drive

Both projects began in spring of 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. With new safety guidelines, CDOT and Brannan Sand and Gravel worked together to effectively implement strict COVID-19 health and safety policies. These policies kept crews and the general public safe and healthy, as well as construction on track for timely completion. Both projects were completed on time and within budget due to the successful partnership between CDOT and Brannan Sand and Gravel.

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for all of us, particularly for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, CDOT maintenance and construction crews follow social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing and wearing face masks. As traffic returns to normal levels, motorists must drive cautiously and heed the speed limit so all of us can return home safely.

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.