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Road Construction Updates

Road Construction Updates
Posted on 07/30/2021

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 2021 road construction projects map is now available.

Weekly Roadwork Construction Schedule

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


Other Road Construction Work

South Titus Way temporary closure extended

South Titus Way between Smoky Hill Road and South Shady Grove Way (adjacent to Altitude Elementary School) will remain closed until about noon Wednesday, Aug. 3, to patch some asphalt. 

32nd Avenue concrete restoration

Delayed until August, 32nd Avenue between Airport Boulevard and Chambers Road will be down to one lane in each direction with multiple lane diversions for up to two weeks as multiple concrete panels are removed and replaced. Expect delays and use alternate routes when possible. 

Fitzsimons-Peoria Stormwater Outfall Project
Work is being done to upgrade the stormwater conveyance capacity in the Fitzsimons-Peoria corridor to meet current city standards. When completed, the project will provide improved flood protection to about 230 residents and 40 businesses. Visit Fitz-Peoria.org for details.

Update: 11th Avenue between Peoria Street and Nome street is scheduled to be closed beginning Aug. 9 for 14 days to tie in the storm pipe once 13th Ave intersection is back to original configuration. A signed detour will be provided.

Chambers Road closures south of Mississippi Avenue
Beginning June 28 for 90 days, South Chambers Road will see multiple lane closures and lane reductions while Xcel Energy installs a new gas line at Chambers Circle. Chambers Circle will be closed east of Chambers Road on several occasions during this time. Signed detours may be in place. Please use caution. 


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).


Quincy Avenue/Gun Club Road Intersection Improvements
Construction began October 2019 on the improvement project at Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road. The traffic switch to the new and permanent alignment was completed June 22.  Please use caution as the traffic switch has created new traffic patterns.

The PCFI design was selected because of its efficiency in reducing delays and travel times for busy intersections like Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road. These intersections are primarily different in the turn lane layouts.  

The new left turn crossover lanes were constructed for both northbound and southbound Gun Club Road. Drivers will enter the left turn lane about 1,000 feet before reaching the intersection. Separating the left turn lane reduces wait times and allows more drivers to pass both straight and left through the intersection during each green light. Similarly, bypass right turn lanes were added in all directions, allowing drivers to merge with flowing traffic without stopping at a light. 

The project also includes new E-470 on/off ramps, where a new signal has been placed south of the intersection. All these improvements are intended carry much heavier traffic volumes through this entire area, which is close to E-470, Aurora Reservoir and Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. 

More information can be found on the project website or by calling 800.394.7020 or abriggs@benesch.com.


RTD 15L (East Colfax) Route Improvements

RTD is upgrading 37 bus stops between Broadway in Denver and I-225 in Aurora to include enhanced shelters with lighting, security cameras and benches. Other improvements such as queue bypass lanes, bus bulbouts (curb extensions) and expanded boarding areas will be added in key locations along the corridor.

Bus shelter installations started June 7 and are continuing through the summer. Telecommunication and electrical installations inside the shelters will continue through the fall. Installation schedules are subject to change. During shelter installations, temporary bus stop closures will be in place. Adjacent stops in the same direction and at the same intersection will not be closed at the same time to accommodate RTD customers. Temporary sidewalk and roadway lane closures also are anticipated while the work is taking place. Please follow all construction and detour signage for your safety. To receive closure updates, sign up for RTD Rider Alerts

Work scheduled for the week of July 30, 2021

Motorists should expect the following on East Colfax (US 40) near the following bus stops.

Installations along Colfax at the intersections listed below are scheduled to begin as early as the following dates:

Aug. 2 – Havana Street eastbound
Aug. 2 – Peoria Street westbound
Aug. 3 – Havana Street westbound
Aug. 4 – Scranton Street westbound
Aug. 4 – Ursula Street eastbound
Aug. 5 – Moline Street westbound
Aug. 6 – Peoria Street eastbound
Aug. 6 – Children's Way westbound

Please note that construction schedules are subject to change due to weather or other conditions. 


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.

Other CDOT updates

View weekly construction updates from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Work to resurface Colfax Avenue between Sable Boulevard and Peoria Street began April 19. Work will include pavement resurfacing, curb ramp and sidewalk improvements for ADA compliance, and intersection improvements at Colfax and Peoria. Single and double lane closures are expected. Weekly lane closures will be sent via email and posted to COTrip.org. To ask questions, email colfaxave.resurfacing@gmail.com.
  

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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