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Road Construction Updates

Road Construction Updates
Posted on 06/24/2022

As the city of Aurora improves its infrastructure offerings to its current and future residents, demands for more infrastructure, improvements and repairs also grow. On any given work day, there can be as many as 150 active work zones within the city.

Traffic engineering staff do make an effort to minimize the impact of these work zones to the traveling public. In addition to reviewing and approving the plans to ensure they are safe and compliant with all regulations, staff also work with contractors to seek alternatives to street closures and minimize the number of lane closures and their duration. Staff also try to keep conflicting work zones from overlapping in time or space. In most cases, these efforts are successful. However, on occasion, alternatives are not available and since we are dealing with the outdoor environment, even the best planned projects get delayed by weather, special events or unknown conditions, resulting in confusion and/or unplanned congestion.
    
Please be patient, slow down and respect the workers and equipment required to maintain well-functioning infrastructure in the city.  

Ongoing Roadwork

The 2022 road construction projects map is now posted.

Weekly Roadwork Construction Schedule

Visit this link
 for more information about city of Aurora roadwork.


Other Road Construction Work

Chambers Road closure
Northbound Chambers Road between Sixth and Eighth avenues will be closed starting June 20 for 122 days while Xcel complete work on a large gas transmission pipeline. Follow the signed detour to Airport Boulevard. Additionally, there will be multiple single and double lane closures on both northbound and southbound Chambers Road between First and Sixth avenues. Expect delays; alternate routes advised. 

Third Avenue closures
Third Avenue between Powhaton Road and Newcastle Way will be closed until spring weather allows for a top matt of asphalt to be laid down. Following the opening of the Third Avenue and Powhaton Road closure, Sixth Avenue between Powhaton Road and Newcastle Way will be closed for about three weeks. Detour via Third Avenue

Alameda and Peoria closures
The left lane of westbound Alameda Avenue and the eastbound left turn lane onto Peoria Street are closed. Northbound Peoria Street is a single right lane at East Nevada and left turns from southbound Peoria onto eastbound Alameda are prohibited. Alternate routes are suggested for the next 30 days.

Powhaton Road area closures
Powhaton Road between Sixth and Alameda avenues has switched to its permanent alignment. East Third Avenue between Powhaton Road and Newcastle Way will be closed until weather allows for a top of asphalt to be laid down. Following the opening of Third Avenue, East Sixth Avenue between Powhaton Road and Newcastle Way will be closed for about three weeks. Detour via Third Avenue.

Dunkirk Street closure
Dunkirk Street from 64th to 62nd avenues will be closed beginning June 22 until July 1 while the Denver Metro Gateway District constructs two sewer crossings and connections. The signed detour is east to Ireland Street or west to Tower Road.


Major Road Projects in East Aurora
Significant work is underway in several areas to improve mobility on the east side of Aurora. Visit this story map to learn more (updated July 16, 2021).


CDOT Road Construction Updates

Central I-70 corridor improvements

CDOT is improving the Central I-70 corridor, including work that extends into Aurora.
 
For weekly traffic and construction impacts, visit the website.

View weekly construction updates from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Changes coming to I-70: Improvements recommended at I-70/Airpark and I-70/Watkins interchanges
               
The area in Arapahoe and Adams counties surrounding the interchanges at I-70/Airpark and I-70/Watkins Road is planned for substantial new development. Arapahoe County is leading a study to proactively identify recommended improvements at each interchange to meet future travel demands. 

Following detailed forecasting of future traffic volumes and patterns, interchange design alternatives were developed and evaluated. The study is now nearly complete, and recommendations were presented at an Aug. 25 virtual public meeting (visit the project webpage to replay the meeting). Improvements at each interchange would likely be constructed in phases to provide adequate traffic operations as the area continues to grow. 

Improvements recommended by this initial study will next need to be evaluated in a formal environmental clearance process before final design and construction can begin. Timing of construction is uncertain since funding for these next steps has not yet been identified. Current projections of area development show initial phases of improvements could be necessary before 2025. Arapahoe County is actively working with local partners to create a funding plan. 

More information can be found at: ArapahoeGov.com/I-70Airpark-WatkinsInterchanges

State Highway 83 (Parker Road) Concrete Panel Replacement
The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Ralph L. Wadsworth are conducting work to improve several sections of roadway along Parker Road (State Highway 83) from E-470 to Arapahoe Road. This includes removal and replacement of damaged concrete panels, ADA curb ramp improvements, guardrail improvements, and joint sealing to minimize the effects of surface water infiltration. 

Visit the project website for updates, call the project hotline at 303.569.9945 or email [email protected] for questions.

TRAFFIC: Due to unforeseen circumstances, detours will remain in place on n-bound Gun Club Rd through the pm rush hour & into the evening for work at this site. We'll also need to continue work tmrrow, so detours will be in effect from 8:30am-mid afternoon.

TRAFFIC: Due to unforeseen circumstances, detours will remain in place on n-bound Gun Club Rd through the pm rush hour & into the evening for work at this site. We'll also need to continue work tmrrow, so detours will be in effect from 8:30am-mid afternoon.

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