Full closure of 72nd Avenue West of Indiana planned for three months

Staff report
Posted 9/24/18

Starting at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24, W. 72nd Avenue west of Indiana Street (Colorado Highway 72) will be closed for up to three months for a full bridge replacement. Access to adjacent parcels will be …

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Full closure of 72nd Avenue West of Indiana planned for three months

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Starting at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24, W. 72nd Avenue west of Indiana Street (Colorado Highway 72) will be closed for up to three months for a full bridge replacement. Access to adjacent parcels will be maintained. A signed detour route utilizing 80th/82nd Avenue and Quaker Street will be provided.

During the full closure, the existing bridge over Croke Canal will be demolished and replaced with a box culvert designed to accommodate additional travel lanes. While a complete road closure was not initially planned as part of the project, due to conflicts with utilities and the adjacent irrigation canal a modification to the original bridge design was required. The city says, the full closure is necessary to complete work before water is conveyed through the canal.

The project is weather-dependent and the schedule is subject to change.

Updated closure information will be provided via message boards along the corridor, the project website (arvada.org/indiana-street-and-72nd-avenue-intersection-upgrade-project) and the project hotline (720-900-8670).

Later this month, W. 72nd Avenue will be closed east of Indiana Street for several days. Access to adjacent parcels will be maintained. A signed detour route utilizing W. 80th Avenue and Alkire Street will be provided. During this closure, crews will expedite construction of the east leg of the Indiana Street/W. 72nd Avenue intersection. The temporary full closure will bring W. 72nd Avenue up to the final roadway grade, which is approximately three feet above the existing pavement.

Expect traffic shifts on Indiana

Traffic shifts and narrowed lanes are anticipated on Indiana Street for several months. Motorists should continue to expect intermittent lane closures with alternating traffic on Indiana Street from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday during the full closure of W. 72nd Avenue. One lane in each direction will be provided when work is not occurring and whenever possible during working hours.

Project background

In June, the city of Arvada and contractor partner, Jalisco International, began a year-long project to widen the intersection of Indiana Street and W. 72nd Avenue to improve the safety and functionality of the intersection, upgrade the traffic signal and provide additional capacity. This $7 million project is funded through the city’s Capital Improvement Project Fund. Project completion is expected in summer 2019.

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