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The Santa Fe/I-25 construction zone

The Santa Fe/I-25 construction zone

Written by Traffic Specialist Joel Hillan

You are going to see fewer cones on area highways and interstates. The Colorado Department of Transportation says a $469,000 crack sealing project on I-25, I-225, I-76, I-70, US 6, US 85 and US 285 had been completed. The hope is that it will preserve and help prevent deterioration of treated roadways.

CDOT says work is moving ahead of schedule on the construction project at I-225 and Colfax. The $17.9 million project is now in it’s 3rd phase. Phase 2 completed the work on the southbound off-ramp to 17th Avenue and Colfax Avenue along with the southern portion of 17th Avenue to serve inbound traffic. They are now working on bridge expansion and join repairs on I-225 over Colfax.

All major roadway work is done on Havana Street over Cherry Creek. CDOT says you will still see crews out there, but they are just working on landscaping. They do not expect any lane closures.

The estimated completion date for work on I-76 over the South Platte River has been pushed from June to July due to weather.

Also of note, the $36.9 million Alameda Bridge project over I-25 is running on time and is expected to be completed in late June. Work will continue at Santa Fe through July of next year.

You can go to the Spring 2012 Traffic Watchers Guide for information on all ongoing projects.

About The Blogger

- In the Traffic Blog Joel Hillan writes about highways to avoid, trouble spots throughout the city of Denver and construction issues. He is always interested in hearing about your traffic problems, so send him an email. Also, follow Joel on Twitter at @JoelHillan.

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