GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — One of the busiest stretches of Interstate 25 soon will see a major makeover. The interchange at Arapahoe Road is set to undergo a construction project that is expected to take two years to complete.
Construction begins May 2 and will consist of replacing the bridge over Arapahoe Road as well as other improvements to the interchange.
The project will widen Arapahoe Road and Yosemite Street, provide three left turn lanes off the I-25 ramp and build a noise-dampening wall for the nearby neighborhood.
The Colorado Department of Transportation and project managers hosted an open house Thursday night to answer questions for residents.
“It sounds very comprehensive, and it’s going to impact neighborhoods and businesses,” said Millie King, who has lived in the area for 40 years and agrees something needs to be done. “Arapahoe Road is so crowded, there are times we do not go out unless we absolutely have to.”
The impact on businesses along Arapahoe Road is also a concern, but CDOT said it has worked to keep them informed.
“We have had numerous outreaches to businesses letting them know that a project is coming forth and that all business access will remain open at all times,” Telecia McCline of CDOT said.
Construction is set to be completed by the summer of 2018. The total cost of the project is expected to be about $66 million, with funds coming from the public, CDOT and nearby cities.
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