Parker Road Paving Set to Start


May 30, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - PARKER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins resurfacing State Highway 83 (Parker Road) between Lincoln Avenue and Cottonwood Drive on Sunday, June 3.

Drivers can expect single or double lane closures on Parker Road from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.  Operations begin at Lincoln, proceeding north to Cottonwood.  Once northbound is complete, work shifts to southbound Parker Road.  While the lane closures are in place, the speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph.

In addition to rotomilling and paving, work consists of constructing new curbs and gutters at select locations.  The project also includes reconstructing the SH 83/Crown Crest Boulevard intersection, which was completed prior to Memorial Day.

“The last time Parker Road was paved was in 2003, and that was a thin overlay by our maintenance crews so it’s time for a full-scale resurfacing, especially with the amount of traffic using it on a daily basis,” said CDOT Resident Engineer Dole Grebenik.  “Currently, the roadway is showing signs of pavement distress, along with significant cracking so once it’s complete, it’ll provide a nice and smooth surface to travel on.  New striping also will improve the surface visibility, especially at night, so it’s a safety upgrade as well.”

Between 42,000 and 48,000 vehicles travel SH 83 through Parker daily.

The $3.3 million project, contracted to Aggregate Industries of Golden, CO., is scheduled for completion in August 2012.

Weekly lane closure information about this and other projects is available at or by calling 511.  To receive project updates via e-mail, visit and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.  The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including Denver Metro Area.


Bridge Demolition to Close I-225 This Weekend

Tonight, May 11th and tomorrow night May 12th, weather permitting, crews will demolish the Yale Avenue bridge over I-225 and remove the pedestrian bridge over I-225 as part of a widening/light rail extension project on I-225 between Mississippi Avenue and Parker Road. As a result, there will be full closures of I-225 each night. At this time, work is still scheduled to take place despite the forecast. Information will be released if the work is postponed.

To complete the bridge demolition, there will be a full closure of northbound and southbound I-225 between Parker Road and Iliff Avenue on Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th as follows:

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