It May be years before Arapahoe Road is widened

Very good article on the South East Aurora News Website. We really could use some widening in that area.  When it snows down there it is a nightmare.  We had one snow storm this winter that made it so impassible that even the police could not get in there to get to motorists.    

Arapahoe Road in Southeast Aurora News

E-470 Road Work - Advisories

April – November, 2012:  

E-470 reconstruction of 2.5 miles in Douglas County
E-470 continues the reconstruction project of 2.5 miles from the toll plaza near Chambers Road east to Parker Road in Douglas County.
Wednesday, May 30
During the day, there will be northbound and southbound right shoulder closures.
Thursday, May 31
Southbound traffic will travel in two lanes, with reduced shoulder widths, and a reduced speed to 60 mph. This traffic configuration will remain for six to eight weeks. 
During the day, there will be northbound left lane closures or shoulder closures between Jordan Road and Cherry Creek for paving.
Fri., June 1, at 9:00 p.m. through Mon., June 4, at 6:00 a.m.
Southbound traffic will be detoured through the tollbooth lanes at the toll plaza.  Although tolls will still be in place, no stopping is required to pay tolls.

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.


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