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Road Construction Updates

Road Construction Updates
Posted on 02/23/2024

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.  

Annual Street Maintenance Work

The 2024 road construction projects map will be posted soon.

Weekly Roadwork Construction Schedule

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


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

In-progress Projects

Centerpoint Drive closures
A private development project will result in a full closure of Centerpoint Drive between Alameda Drive and Center Avenue around the clock from Feb. 19 to 26. The detour route will use Center Avenue, Chambers Road, Alameda Avenue and Alameda Drive.

Southbound Chambers full and partial closures

A private development project will result in a full closure of southbound Chambers Road between 17th and Colfax avenues from Feb. 12 to March 7 around the clock, and two of three lanes closed around the clock from Feb. 12 to March 7 to maintain infrastructure. Follow the signed detour; use alternate routes.

Airport Boulevard lane closures

A private development project affecting northbound Airport Boulevard north of Colfax Avenue will result in the closure of two through lanes from Feb. 6 to March 7 around the clock to perform utility tie-ins. Expect merging traffic; use alternate routes.

Colfax full closure
Pedestrian bridge work will close all lanes in both directions of Colfax Avenue between Peoria Street and Potomac Street overnight Feb. 15. All work will happen between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Follow the signed detour and use alternate routes. 
 

Mississippi and Havana lane closures

A private development project affecting both directions of Mississippi Avenue between Fulton and Joliet streets will have two through lanes closed around the clock from Nov. 20 to March 29 to maintain infrastructure as part of a private development project. In addition, southbound Havana Street between Kentucky and Mississippi avenues will have one through lane closed around the clock from Nov. 20 through March 29 for the same reason. Expect merging and slow traffic.

Colfax/Peoria traffic updates due to impacts from recent adjacent structure fire
Demolition work following a recent structure fire continues to impact traffic flow at the intersection of Colfax and Peoria. However, all northbound lanes and one southbound lane on Peoria Street have been reopened, and two westbound lanes on Colfax Avenue are now open as well. Any lanes that remain closed are due to safety concerns, but the reopening of lanes will continue incrementally as demolition progresses. Follow the signed detours that remain and use alternate routes.

Northeast Aurora road closures and improvements
(Map updated Dec. 6, 2023: view map for aerial view of closure impacts and alternate routes)
-56th Avenue between Monaghan and Hudson
Both directions of 56th Avenue between Monaghan and Hudson roads will have a full closure from July 15, 2023, to July 15, 2025, around the clock due to extensive road damage. Follow the signed detour; use alternate routes. The detour route uses Monaghan Road or Imboden Road between 26th Avenue and 56th Avenue.
-Hudson Road between 56th Avenue and 26th Avenue
Both directions of Hudson Road between 56th and 26th avenues will have a full closure from July 15, 2023, to July 15, 2025, around the clock due to extensive road damage. Follow the signed detour; use alternate routes. The detour route will use Monaghan Road or Imboden Road between 26th and 56th avenues.
-56th Avenue between E-470 and Jackson Gap
Due to a private development project, both directions of 56th Avenue between northbound E-470 ramps and Jackson Gap Street will have intermittent lane closures around the clock from Aug. 15 to June 10 to construct enhanced traffic flow. View the location of the closure and alternate routes. Use caution and alternate routes.

Chambers Road Over Sand Creek Bridge
A permanent right-lane closure is in place on southbound Chambers Road from 23rd Street to the end of the bridge. Drivers should expect daily temporary lane closures in northbound lanes while construction is in progress. Construction vehicles will be entering and exiting the work site regularly. Please respect the cone zone and drive safely. Visit the project webpage for weekly updates.

I-70 Picadilly Interchange
Crews will import embankment materials to begin work on the diverging diamond interchange. Motorists will notice increased truck activity near Picadilly Road and Colfax Avenue for several weeks with trucks hauling materials to and from the project. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone.

Crews will continue excavating to prepare the ground for future construction activities. Please watch for trucks entering and exiting along Picadilly between 19th Avenue and Smith Road.

Trucks hauling construction material are using a temporary work zone access on Colfax Avenue west of I-70. Motorists should use extra caution in this area and be prepared for trucks exiting and entering Colfax Avenue.

Sign up to receive weekly project updates. Please note that construction activities are weather dependent and subject to change, which may impact schedule and duration. Message boards on the corridor will display any changes to the road closure dates.

Due to Start Projects

Southbound Airport full and partial closures
A private development project will result in a full closure of southbound Airport Boulevard between 22nd and Colfax avenues around the clock from March 1 to 29, and two through lanes closed around the clock on southbound Airport Boulevard between Smith Road and 22nd Avenue from March 1 to 29 to perform utility tie-ins. The detour route will use Smith Road to Chambers or Tower roads.

Eastbound Colfax lane closures
A private development project will result in lane closures on Eastbound Colfax Avenue from Fitzsimons Parkway to Peoria Street from Feb. 28 to 29 overnight to maintain infrastructure. Plan for delays; use alternate routes on Potomac, Fitzsimons Parkway, Sixth Avenue and Peoria Street.

13th Avenue full closure
A full closure will affect both directions of 13th Avenue east of Del Mar Parkway from March 4 to 12 around the clock to maintain infrastructure. Follow the signed detour routes, and plan for delays. 

Del Mar Parkway closure
Southbound Del Mar Parkway will be closed around the clock on weekdays only from March 11 to 20 to maintain infrastructure. Follow the signed detour routes, and plan for delays.

Geneva Street full closure
A full closure will affect both directions of Geneva Street south of Del Mar Parkway from March 21 to 22 overnight to maintain infrastructure. Follow the signed detour route, and plan for delays. 


Metro Water Recovery project may result in short-term road closures

As part of ongoing and routine wastewater treatment system maintenance, Metro Water Recovery is rehabilitating segments of corroded pipe within Aurora. The Aurora Westside Interceptor Rehabilitation Project is necessary to maintain about 23,000 feet of pipeline that runs from Parker Road and I-225 to Dayton Street and Smith Road.

The work performed by Inliner Solutions began in early September. Construction for this critical infrastructure will be limited to brief disturbances at 11 bypass locations. Short-term road closures and/or traffic detours may be needed along bypass pumping routes.

Affected locations in 2024 may be viewed on the project website.


CDOT Road Construction Updates

View weekly construction updates from the Colorado Department of Transportation.


E-470 Road Widening Updates
View more on this project from the E-470 Tollway Authority.


East Colfax Bus Rapid Transit
The city and county of Denver, in partnership with RTD, the city of Aurora and CDOT, is moving forward with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on East Colfax Avenue. This project is intended to move more people more efficiently and more safely along the Colfax Corridor.

A Community Open House is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Carla Madison Recreation Center, 2401 E. Colfax Ave., in Denver. The project team will share updated plans and answer questions related to BRT design, construction and small business support, the bus-riding experience, parking, safety and more. If you plan to attend, use this link to RSVP. Spanish interpretation will be provided, and child care is available for $2.

Based on available funding, construction is slated to begin in 2024, with the system operating starting in early 2027. Buses will run down center transit lanes in Denver and on side-running transit lanes in Aurora. The city of Aurora negotiated an intergovernmental agreement with Denver to fund the design and construction of BRT elements along the Aurora portion of Colfax.

Opportunities for public engagement on the project continue, with two community open houses coming up in the next few weeks. For more information on the project, visit DenverGov.org/ColfaxBRT.

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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