City of Aurora, CO

05/24/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/24/2024 16:46

Road Construction Updates

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 100 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.

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Annual Street Maintenance Work

The 2024 road construction projects map is now posted. See the 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 and Due-to-start Projects

Southbound Airport full and partial closures
The full closure by a private developer of southbound Airport Boulevard between 22nd and Colfax avenues and between 22nd Avenue and Smith Road will continue around the clock through June 3. The closure duration was extended to repair a large water pipe that was damaged and a subsequent discover of unmarked communication lines that may need to be moved. Expect delays, and follow the signed detour route that uses Smith Road, Chambers Road or Tower Road.

Peterson Road full closure
A private project is resulting in a full closure of Peterson Road between 48th Avenue and Colfax/Highway 36 through Oct. 28 to maintain infrastructure. Follow the signed detour route; plan for delays. The detour will use Harback Road between 48th Avenue and Colfax/Highway 36.

Mississippi lane closures
Both directions of Mississippi Avenue at Havana Street will have two of three through lanes and all left-turn lanes closed from May 20 to July 3 overnight only on weekdays and weekends due to a private utility working to replace infrastructure. The detour will use parallel roads, Alameda and Jewell between Peoria and Dayton. Use alternate routes; plan for delays.

Mississippi full closure
Both directions of Mississippi Avenue between Fulton and Joliet streets will have a full closure through July 3 around the clock due to a private utility working to maintain infrastructure. Use alternate routes; plan for delays.

Havana right turn lane closure
Southbound Havana Street between Kentucky and Mississippi avenues will have one right turn-lane closed around the clock through July 3 due to a private utility working to maintain infrastructure. Use alternate routes; plan for delays.

Havana lane closures
Both directions of Havana Street at Mississippi Avenue will have two of three through lanes and all left-turn lanes closed from May 20 to July 3 overnight only on weekdays and weekends due to a private utility working to replace infrastructure. The detour will use parallel roads, Peoria and Dayton between Alameda and Jewell. Use alternate routes; plan for delays.

Gun Club Road full closure
A private development project has closed both directions of Gun Club Road between Sixth and 10th avenues through June 26 around the clock due to a private project to install new infrastructure. Follow the signed detour route, which uses the I-70 frontage road/Colfax and Stephen Hogan Parkway/Sixth Parkway between Picadilly and Powhaton roads. Plan for delays.

Imboden full closure
Both directions of Imboden between 48th Avenue and Colfax/Highway 36 will be fully closed from May 21 to 25 around the clock due to a city project to install new infrastructure. Follow the signed detour route; plan for delays. The detour will use Manila Road between 48th Avenue and Colfax/Highway 36. The full closure is required due to safety issues.

Chambers Road full and partial closures
The following closures are happening along Chambers Road due to a private utility working to maintain infrastructure:
-Northbound Chambers Road between Colfax Avenue and Smith Road will have two of three lanes closed around the clock from May 20 to June 5. Use alternate routes. Follow the signed detour, which will use Airport Road between Colfax Avenue and Smith Road. A full closure in this area will occur around the clock from May 20 to 31 for the same reason.
-Northbound Chambers Road between Sixth and Colfax Avenues will have a full closure around the clock from June 1 to 8. Follow the signed detour, which will use Airport Road between Sixth and Colfax avenues. This same closure also will occur from Aug. 7 to 14.
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Southbound Chambers Road at Hinkley High School will have a left turn lane closed around the clock from May 29 to June 7. Use alternate routes. Entrance and exit for Hinkley High School will be closed to and from Chambers Road. This same closure also will occur from Aug. 7 to 14.
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Southbound Chambers Road at Sand Creek will have two lanes closed around the clock from June 3 to 13. Use alternate routes. This same closure also will occur from Aug. 12 to 19.

Northeast Aurora road closures and improvements
(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. The replacement road is currently being designed. 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. The replacement road is currently being designed. 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
A private development project affecting 56th Avenue between the northbound E-470 ramps and Jackson Gap Road will have intermittent lane closures both day and night on weekdays and weekends until late July 2024 to construct enhanced traffic flow. The new eastbound alignment on the south side of existing 56th Avenue should be completed toward the end of July 2024, and eastbound and westbound traffic will then switch to that alignment while the existing alignment will be reconstructed. Please use caution and consider alternate routes.

I-70 Picadilly Interchange

Expect a closure of the right shoulder on the E-470 off-ramp onto westbound I-70 from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 28. This closure will continue along I-70 for two miles.

There will be no construction activity Monday May 27, in honor of Memorial Day. Work will resume Tuesday, May 28.

All construction schedules and traffic impacts are subject to site- and weather-specific conditions.

The right shoulders on both east- and westbound I-70 between mile markers 287 and 288 will be closed for the foreseeable future.

For more information on this project, visit the project webpage or sign up for weekly updates. All construction schedules and traffic impacts are subject to site- and weather-specific conditions.

Pending Projects

Centrepoint Drive full closure
Both directions of Centrepoint Drive between Sable Boulevard and East Alameda Drive will be fully closed around the clock in June (dates to be determined) due to a private developer performing surface repairs. Follow the signed detour route; 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 updatesfrom 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.

Based on available funding, construction is slated to begin in late-2024, with the system operating starting in 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.

For more information on the project, visit DenverGov.org/ColfaxBRT.

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Aurora Water Retweeted Aurora Water

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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Aurora Water Retweeted Aurora Water

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.