DENVER (CBS4) – Road construction season is about to go into full swing.

The Colorado Department of Transportation on Tuesday outlined more than 20 projects planned for just the Denver metro area alone.

One of the major projects will be at Interstate 25 at Santa Fe Drive. The $30 million project has several components. It will widen Alameda Avenue at Santa Fe and Kalamath. It also replaces the Santa Fe Drive bridge. That bridge was considered substandard.

CDOT will also be utilizing what engineers call a SPUI, or Single Point Urban Interchange. That means one light will control all movements at the intersection.

“A lot of our work will be done during the day. We will have a few weekend closures here and there, but it’s probably going to be smoother than the previous phases when we were working on local roads and I-25. Most of the roads here will be on the local roads,” CDOT engineer Zach Miller said.

The major U.S. 6 bridge project could be wrapping up by September of 2015 — 2 months earlier than expected. Part of the reason is workers were able to demolish and rebuild one bridge in less than 90 days — an unprecedented feat, according to engineers.


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