March 17, 2017 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Girder Set Requires Closure
LONE TREE – On Monday, March 20, and Tuesday, March 21, from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., northbound and southbound Interstate 25 will be closed between Lincoln Avenue and RidgeGate Parkway to allow RTD to set concrete girders over the highway for the future light rail line. The closure is necessary to maintain safety for the traveling public since the girders weigh approximately 117,000 pounds each.
Southbound I-25: Will exit at Lincoln Avenue and go east to S. Oswego Street. They will travel south on S. Oswego, then travel south on S. Peoria Street to RidgeGate Parkway. Motorists will go west on RidgeGate to return to southbound I-25.
Northbound I-25: Will exit at RidgeGate Parkway and head east to S. Peoria Street. Drivers will travel north on S. Peoria Street and then north on S. Oswego Street to Lincoln, then travel west on Lincoln to return to northbound I-25.
About the Southeast Rail Extension
The Southeast Rail Extension Project is part of RTD’s 2004 voter-approved FasTracks plan toexpand rapid transit across the Denver metro region. The project will extend the Southeast Rail Line2.3 miles from Lincoln Station to RidgeGate Parkway in Lone Tree. There will be three new light rail stations: the Sky Ridge Station near Sky Ridge Medical Center; the LoneTree City Center Station; and a 1,300-space Park-n-Ride at the RidgeGate Parkway Station (Sky Ridge and Lone Tree Stations will be “Kiss-n-Ride” stations).
Much of the new line is grade-separated, including a 5-span, 620-foot-long light rail bridge over Lincoln Avenue; an 11-span, 1,397-foot-long light rail bridge over I-25 and a 4-span, 506-foot-long light rail bridge over RidgeGate Parkway.