Progress continues in the highly anticipated renovations of the Parker and Arapahoe Road interchange — one of the most congested intersections in …
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Progress continues in the highly anticipated renovations of the
Parker and Arapahoe Road interchange — one of the most congested
intersections in the metro area.
For the next few weeks, crews will construct the bridge pier
columns and retaining walls at the interchange. Crews will also
place “fill” for the new portion of Parker Road and will continue
Some lanes on both roads will occasionally be closed during the
The to-be-announced closures will take place from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday
through Thursday. Occasional weekend work is also possible, but
major traffic impacts are not expected on weekends during the
Additionally, full closures of Parker and Arapahoe will be
required for bridge-girder installation, bridge-deck installation
and concrete work. The full closures will only take place
This is a tentative schedule of the remaining major project
May 2011- Northbound Parker Road traffic will permitted on the
new Parker Road structure.
July 2011- Northbound and southbound Parker Road traffic will
placed on the new structure with two lanes open in each
August 2011 - Parker Road will be placed in its final
configuration and will open to three lanes in each direction
November 2011 - Construction is scheduled to be completed.
Currently, the intersection carries 110,000 vehicles a day and
projections show that traffic volumes will increase to 170,000 by
2030. Officials say the grade-separated interchange will better
accommodate the higher volumes while improving safety and
The intersection will eventually become a full interchange with
ramps and limited traffic signals. Free-flowing traffic on Parker
Road will benefit Arapahoe Road by eliminating the red-light signal
time on Arapahoe Road, a particular problem for east-bounders
during rush hour.
The interchange as a whole will be designed to better handle
traffic during peak travels times. The triple lane ramp from
southbound Parker to westbound Arapahoe will remain in place and a
two-lane ramp from eastbound Arapahoe to northbound Parker will be
constructed in the southeast corner.
More information will be released as work progresses. For weekly
lane-closure information, visit coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html
and click on “Denver.”
For additional information, call the project hotline at
303-944-1824 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project website is coloradodot.info/projects/parkerarapahoe.
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