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Road Construction Updates

Road Construction Updates
Posted on 01/26/2023

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 2023 road construction projects map will be posted sometime in the spring.

Weekly Roadwork Construction Schedule

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


Other Road Construction Work (minor weather delays may be expected for all work zones)

Quincy Avenue lane closures coming in February
Quincy Avenue between Smoky Hill Road and Parker Avenue will be down to one lane in each direction at times for installation of a new sanitary sewer. Drivers are encouraged to use Chambers, Hampden and/or Belleview as alternate routes. Details have not been finalized, but the closure and alternative routes may be in effect for a number of weeks starting sometime in February. Additional details will be posted as they are available.

Alameda Parkway lane closures
Westbound Alameda Parkway between Chambers Road entrance to the Aurora Municipal Center and Alameda Avenue will have sections closed for water line replacement from Feb. 6 to April 1. Employees and visitors to the Aurora Municipal Center will be affected and should access the parking lots on the south side of the Aurora Municipal Center from eastbound Alameda Parkway.

Area closures within 26th Avenue, Picadilly, Hogan Parkway and Powhaton
This area will be impacted in multiple ways to allow for several projects to occur:

-Smith Road between Smith Way and Sicily
Smith Road between Smith Way and Sicily Street will be closed from Feb. 6 to April 1 for maintenance of a water line valve and for Xcel Energy to maintain some infrastructure. Business access will be maintained. A signed detour will be in place using Picadilly Road, Gun Club Road, and 19th Avenue, Powhaton and Colfax Avenue. Expect delays.
-Smith Way and 19th Avenue
Smith Way and 19th Avenue will be closed east of Gun Club Road/E-470 northbound ramps and west of Gun Club Road north of 19th Avenue from Feb. 6 to 10 for installation of a new sanitary sewer. Use alternate routes.
-Picadilly and I-70
Sections of Picadilly Road between 13th and 11th avenues and the I-70 frontage road between Colfax Avenue and Picadilly Road will be closed intermittently for construction of a new alignment and extension of Picadilly Road to include an I-70 interchange. Dates will be posted when they are available.

Southbound Potomac closure
Southbound Potomac between Second Avenue and the entrance to the city of Aurora greenhouse will be closed from Feb. 20 until May 18 while Aurora Water maintains a large water valve. Detours will be in place. Use alternate routes, and expect delays.

Peoria Street lane closure
Northbound Peoria Street at Harvard Avenue will be reduced to one lane of through traffic from Jan. 2 to Feb. 10 while Aurora Water performs maintenance on a large valve. Expect delays; use alternate routes.

Smith Road between Smith Way and Sicily
Smith Road between Smith Way and Sicily Street will be closed until after the New Year for Xcel Energy to maintain some infrastructure. Business access will be maintained. A signed detour is in place. Expect delays.

Smith Way between Smith Road and 19th Avenue
Smith Way between Smith Road and 19th Avenue will be closed in both directions to through-traffic from Sept. 1 until after the New Year to install new sanitary at Smith Road and Smith Way. Business access is being maintained. A signed detour is in place; expect delays.

In addition, 19th Avenue will be closed east of Gun Club Road/E-470 northbound ramps and west of Gun Club Road north of 19th Avenue from Jan. 23 to 28.

Smoky Hill Road ongoing lane closures
Smoky Hill Road in both directions at Buckley Road will have one left turn lane onto Buckley Road closed until the end of January. Left turns will be allowed. In addition, left through lanes will be closed during the day, reducing capacity. This project will add turn lanes to this intersection. Expect delays during construction.

Jewell Avenue at Harvest Road
Jewell Avenue at Harvest Road is operating as an all-way beginning in the spring 2023 for the widening of Jewell Avenue from South Flatrock Trail to Harvest Road. Slow down and 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).


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.

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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