CO 83 (Parker Road) Sidewalk East Side

About the Project:

This project on Parker Road encompasses the construction of 0.7 miles of new sidewalk along the eastern side of Parker Road, spanning from south of Hilltop Road to just north of Sulphur Gulch. The project entails the installation of a 10-foot trail, varying between 8 and 10 feet in specific areas, and includes the construction of a pedestrian bridge structure. This two-span structure will span Sulphur Gulch north of Clubhouse Drive and Parker Road, enhancing pedestrian connectivity and safety in the area.

Sulphur Gulch Trail Access

The existing trail access on Sulphur Gulch Trail, located underneath the South Parker Road bridge, will remain open for public use throughout the project duration, except during critical pedestrian bridge and construction activities. Surrounding or auxiliary sidewalks will also remain open.

Project Benefits

  • Enhanced pedestrian safety and accessibility: By constructing approximately 0.7 miles of new sidewalk along Parker Road, the project will provide a safe and accessible route for pedestrians, including residents, commuters, and visitors. The wider sidewalks, measuring 10 feet in most sections, with variations of 8 feet and 10 feet in specific locations, will accommodate increased foot traffic and improve connectivity in the area. Additionally, the installation of a pedestrian bridge structure over Sulphur Gulch will further enhance safety for pedestrians crossing the roadway.
  • Improved infrastructure and community connectivity: The construction of the new sidewalk and pedestrian bridge will contribute to the overall improvement of infrastructure in the Town of Parker, Colorado. By expanding pedestrian pathways and enhancing connectivity, the project will facilitate easier access to local amenities, businesses, recreational areas, and public transportation options. This increased connectivity can foster a stronger sense of community and support economic vitality by encouraging pedestrian activity along Parker Road.
  • Traffic management and congestion reduction: While construction may temporarily impact traffic flow along Parker Road, the project includes strategies to minimize disruptions and maintain efficient traffic management. Clear signage, flaggers, and alternative routes will help guide motorists through the work zone safely and reduce congestion.

Work Schedule:

  • Project duration: 203 working days or approximately 10 months
  • Working hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Lane closures are allowed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday for construction activities
  • Some overnight and weekend work may be necessary to meet project deadlines and milestones.

Traffic Impacts:

Motorists can expect the following impacts during the period of construction:

  • Lane closures in the Northbound direction of Parker Road (CO State Highway 83)
  • Traffic shifts on Parker Road
  • Reduced speeds through the work zone
  • Narrowed lanes and reduced shoulders
  • Detour routes with approximately seven minutes and 10 miles added to travel times
  • Width restrictions
  • Signs posted to alert motorists to closures and detour routes
  • Refer to for real-time travel conditions and road closures

Work this Week & Lane Closures Parker Road Sidewalks

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $2,948,248
  • Contractor: Naranjo Civil Constructors, Inc.
  • Timeline: March through February 27, 2025
  • Location: CO 83  east side of Parker Road from south of Hilltop Road to just north of Sulphur Gulch.
    • Nearest Town/City: Aurora
    • Mile Point(s): MP 58.9 to MP 59.5
    • County: Douglas