Denver Metro Traffic Signal Improvements

Work this Week

Nov. 29, 2021

Motorists can expect the following:

  • No traffic impacts this week. Work will consist of punch list items.
  • Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $2.9 Million
  • Contractor: Sturgeon Electric
  • Timeline: March - April 2022
  • Location: US 285 (W. Hampden Ave.) and CO 88 (S. Federal Blvd.), CO 177 (University Blvd.) and Otero Ave. at MP 0.13 and C 470 and S. Kipling Parkway at MP 12.45.)

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract
partner Sturgeon Electric Company will begin a traffic signal
improvements project on March 15. Improvements will take place
at the following intersections:

  • US Highway 285 (W. Hampden Ave.) and CO 88 (S. Federal Blvd.) from mile point 285.06 to MP 285.07.
  • CO 177 (University Blvd.) and Otero Ave. at MP 0.13.
  • C 470 and S. Kipling Parkway at MP 12.45.

Work will include replacing 30 year old signals with newer signals and Microwave Radar Detection equipment, rebuilding traffic signals including reconfiguration of signal heads, adding right turn lanes and updating curb ramps to meet American’s With Disabilities Act standards. Additional work will include the removal of existing curb, gutter and ramps, construction of new median islands and new signing and striping at all intersections.

The upgraded signals and addition of the right turn lanes will improve safety by providing better signal timing and traffic flow for the traveling public. The new ADA ramps will be in compliance with the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) requirements and will provide functional accessibility to all travelers using our state and US highways.


Work Schedule

  • The project will be in operation: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The project has an anticipated completion date the end of April 2022.

Traffic Impacts

  • Motorists can plan for single lane closures.