CDOT advising drivers avoid I-225, major delays expected


by The Aurora Sentinel

AURORA | The Colorado Department of Transportation is advising drivers avoid Interstate 225 all day Friday as road crews conduct emergency road repairs. Officials are unsure when traffic conditions will return to normal.

Traffic I-225

Traffic near East Alameda Avenue moves on Interstate 225 Friday afternoon. The Colorado Department of Transportation on Friday asked motorists to avoid the highway in Aurora because of problems diverting traffic for road construction. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

Traffic I-225

Traffic near East Alameda Avenue moves on Interstate 225 Friday afternoon. The Colorado Department of Transportation on Friday asked motorists to avoid the highway in Aurora because of problems diverting traffic for road construction. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

CDOT officials last night expected to divert southbound traffic on the road to accommodate construction projects for light rail and road widening, however crews found unexpected problems with the diversion.

“There is some loose pavement where southbound I-225 transitions from asphalt to concrete,” CDOT Project Engineer Josh Barrett said in a statement. “Since the road damage is directly in the wheel path of the left lane, we must get the pavement repaired immediately for the safety of the traveling public. While this work is underway, we strongly encourage motorists to avoid I-225 and seek alternate routes.”

There is no timetable for all southbound and northbound lanes to reopen. CDOT officials have said that southbound lanes would be redirected for nine months starting Thursday to accommodate for construction.

  • Dave of Aurora

    It sure would be nice if some specifics were included, such as which exits bracketed the work and the new lanes.   All of I-225 is not affected.

  • Grywolf20

    I see road delays on I225 every day and believe there is no need to know when traffic will return to normal, because even with the construction that is normal traffic on I225.

  • gofastgo

    Going North on I-225 this past Friday at 8AM, the traffic Southbound was bumper to bumper and crawling from I-70 to Parker Rd, that’s about 5 miles I believe.

  • theQ

    You have crashes on every major highway every day…nothing but fools driving.

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