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DENVER -- It's cone zone time once again.

At Idaho Springs and the Twin Tunnel Project, traffic will be routed around the mountain again, so lanes and access can be improved through mid-December.

On Arapahoe Road, just west of Parker Road, new bridge and fiber optic work has the eastbound lanes a mess until mid-June.

Crystal Morgan of CDOT indicating, “We know there are a lot of projects happening right now, but they will all make driving in the metro area wonderful in weeks and years to come.”

In Denver, the 1st and University project is for curbs, paving, signal lights and repaving will be on going through 2014.

“We are making sure there is access to all businesses in Cherry Creek North while the work continues,” said Christine Downs of Denver Public Works.

“The new sewer lines will reduce flooding in the area as well, while the paving will be concrete and should be good for 30 years. We are also making the intersection much safer for people on foot and on bikes.”

6th Avenue is also under ‘siege’ from Lowell to Kalamath with bridge, off-ramp and lane work. This project will be a "hot mess" through the fall of next year.

And all of that work on the Boulder Turnpike will also be ongoing through 2015.

These five projects will help improve your driving experience as time goes on. For now motorists are adding their pet cone zones to the list to avoid or drive around.

One we are hearing about is I-70 both east and westbound near Tower Road. You can add your best zone to bypass by contacting this reporter on twitter @jon_bowman

Enjoy the drive and to pinpoint delays visit http://kdvr.com/traffic.