Work is underway on a $1.2 million project to replace the concrete slabs on the Interstate 25 bridges at Surrey Ridge Road and Happy Canyon Creek Road, as well as minor bridge work on I-25 at RidgeGate.
The work, which began in late August, is expected to last through early to mid-November. During construction, both northbound and southbound I-25 from RidgeGate Parkway to Castle Pines Parkway will be reduced to three lanes 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to accommodate the work.
“Our goal is to minimize the inconvenience of construction to the traveling public ... to make it easier to drive through the construction zone,” said Colorado Department of Transportation project engineer Dole Grebenik, referring to a change in plans that originally called for an increased number of lanes being closed in each direction.
During construction, traffic will be realigned to accommodate four phases of work, with three lanes in each direction available at all times. Drivers can also expect travel speeds reduced to 55 mph through the construction zone.
The concrete slab replacement will eliminate the present bumps and improve the smoothness of the roadway. According to a news release issued by Douglas County, by spending now for maintenance, higher costs can be avoided in the future both for bridge replacement and wear and tear on vehicles.
ABCO Contracting Inc. of Denver is the contractor for the project.