Girder Installation to Close I-25 Near Alameda Avenue Tonight and Tomorrow Night
December 6, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER —Tonight, December 6th and tomorrow night, December 7th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install bridge girders for the middle portion of the new Alameda Avenue bridge over I-25.
To complete the work, there will be full closures of northbound and southbound I-25 near Alameda Avenue each night, weather permitting.
Each night, one lane of northbound and southbound I-25 near Alameda Avenue will be closed starting at 8 p.m. with a second lane closing at 9 p.m. All lanes of northbound and southbound I-25 will close at 11 p.m. and will reopen at 5:30 a.m. the following morning.
While the full closures of northbound and southbound I-25 near Alameda Avenue are in place, motorists can utilize the following detour routes:
Major delays are expected on I-25 and Alameda Avenue and alternate routes are strongly advised. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.” Most fines for infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.
To date, crews have completed construction of the northern third of the new Alameda Avenue bridge over I-25 and construction of the middle third is underway. Once the middle third of the new bridge is complete, construction will begin on the final phase, which constructs the southern portion of the bridge.
For e-mail updates on the project, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the icon in the upper right-hand corner. The link will take you to a list of items you can subscribe to including the I-25/Alameda Avenue project listed under “Projects.”
This work is part of a $37.4 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project that will replace the Alameda Avenue bridge over I-25 with one that is wider to accommodate an additional lane in each direction. The project will also construct a longer acceleration ramp from to Kalamath Street to northbound I-25, widen I-25 under Alameda Avenue for wider shoulders and improve drainage to alleviate the flooding that often occurs in the area.
Jalisco International, Inc. of Commerce City, CO is the contactor for this project scheduled to be complete by the end of September 2012.
In all, Colorado will receive nearly $400 million from the Recovery Act for highway projects and $121 million for transit projects. For more information about how Colorado is putting the recovery act to work, visit www.colorado.gov/recovery. For a list of CDOT’s Recovery Act projects, visit http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/arra.