Road Construction Updates

Road Construction Updates
Posted on 09/21/2020

Ongoing Roadwork

The 2020 weekly construction schedule will be posted as soon as it is available.

Weekly Roadwork Construction Schedule

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








Other Road Construction Work

Fitzsimons-Peoria Stormwater Outfall Project
Work is being done to upgrade the stormwater conveyance capacity in the Fitzsimons-Peoria corridor to meet current city standards. When completed, the project will provide improved flood protection to about 230 residents and 40 businesses. Visit Fitz-Peoria.org for details.

Beginning Sept. 8, East 17th Avenue east of Peoria Street, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, will be closed around the clock for approximately eight weeks. Also, Peoria Street will be minimized to two lanes in each direction between East 17th and East Colfax avenues. Turns onto northbound Peoria from eastbound 17th will be prohibited, and the northbound turn lane of Colfax Avenue will be closed. Look for signage indicating sidewalk and bike lane closures. Alternate routes into the Anschutz Campus include Fitzsimons Parkway, East Colfax Avenue and Montview Boulevard. Please drive slowly.

Update: Until October, both directions of Peoria between Montview Boulevard and 17th Avenue will have a new traffic pattern. Please use alternate routes.

Inspiration Drive closed temporarily to trucks over 40 feet in length

From Sept. 18 until roughly November, Inspiration Drive in both directions between Inspiration Lane and Pine Drive will have a traffic diversion that requires slower speeds. Please use caution. Additionally, it will be closed to trucks over 40 feet in length. Trucks over 40 feet should use the signed detour using Pine Drive, Main Street, Parker Road, Tomahawk Road, Inspiration Drive, and Gartrell Road. Hudick Excavating will be reconstructing and improving the road as part of the Inspiration development. 

Smoky Hill Road lane closures

Beginning Sept. 21 and intermittently for 10 days, eastbound Smoky Hill Road between Ponderosa Trail and South Gun Club Road will have multiple single and double lane closures for utility work, including closed left turn lanes from eastbound Smoky Hill Road to northbound Gun Club Road. Alternate routes are advised.

Chambers Road lane closures
Coming up shortly Chambers Road just north of Sixth Avenue will have a lane reduction from three to two lanes with a traffic diversion. The southbound Chambers left turn lane to eastbound Sixth Avenue will be closed and the eastbound Sixth Ave left turn lane to northbound Chambers will be reduced capacity so Xcel Energy may complete some work. Alternate routes are advised.  

Inspiration Drive closure for reconstruction and improvements
Until mid-October, Inspiration Drive will be closed in both directions between Inspiration Lane and Gartrell Road for reconstruction and improvements related to neighborhood development. Please use the signed detour using both Inspiration Lane and Gartrell Road.

Smith Road near Picadilly

Beginning Sept. 14, alternate routes are encouraged on Smith Road from Picadilly Road to Smith Way as it will be at 50% capacity with an eastbound lane diversion while Xcel Energy completes some work. On Sept. 21, it will be completely closed for Aurora Water’s First Creek Interceptor project with a detour in place. 

Havana and Sixth lane closures
From July 24 for 130 days, the intersection at Havana and Sixth Avenue will have multiple lane closures on weekends, including restricted left turns from northbound Havana Street to westbound Sixth Avenue, for Aurora Water to renew a 30-inch water line.



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.

Quincy Avenue/Gun Club Road Intersection Improvements
Construction began October 2019 on the improvement project at Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road. A major traffic switch will occur starting in late September at the intersection as part of the intersection improvements.

More information can be found on the project website or by calling 800.394.7020 or ccahill@benesch.com.


RTD 15L (East Colfax) Route Improvements

RTD is upgrading 37 bus stops between Broadway in Denver and I-225 in Aurora to include enhanced shelters with lighting, security cameras and benches. Other improvements such as queue bypass lanes, bus bulbouts (curb extensions) and expanded boarding areas will be added in key locations along the corridor.


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.

Other CDOT updates

View weekly construction updates from the Colorado Department of Transportation.


E-470 Road Widening Project


View all construction updates for the E-470 Road Widening Project.

Update: A single-lane closure is scheduled on northbound and southbound E-470 between Smith Road and the I-70 on and off ramps from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 to 25. A single-lane closure on northbound and southbound E-470 between Jewell and Hampden avenues is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 to 25.

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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