I-25 and Santa Fe Drive

Northbound I-25 over Santa Fe BridgeThe Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began an interchange improvement project on July 11, 2011, at the I-25/Santa Fe Drive interchange that made a variety of improvements to the infrastructure and operations of the highway. The project was completed in May 2014.

The following improvements took place as part of this $32.1 million project:

  • Replacement of the existing I-25 bridges over Santa Fe Drive that were in poor condition. Both bridges were originally constructed in 1958.
  • Construction of a new flyover ramp from northbound Santa Fe Drive to northbound I-25, eliminating the left side on-ramp and improving operations and safety for this major traffic movement.
  • Reconstruction and realignment of I-25 from the north end of the Broadway viaduct to just south of Alameda Avenue to provide lane continuity. Now complete, there are four lanes on I-25 in each direction through Denver from C-470 to US 36.

The first phase of construction realigned northbound and southbound Santa Fe Drive near I-25 to the west and then constructed the new northbound I-25 over Santa Fe Drive bridge.

Hamon Contractors, Inc. was the contractor for this project, which was partially funded by Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER).  FASTER is dedicated to repairing and replacing poor bridges and making safety improvements on Colorado highways.