Progress to date and work hours:
Work crews continue to excavate Sanderson Gulch between Sanderson Gulch Park and S. Platte River Drive in order to prepare the site to receive large underground concrete culverts and make room for an improved drainage way on the surface. Heavy equipment remains on site for excavation, drilling, and soil removal. Crews will not be working from July 4 through 8, 2018.
Project managers want to emphasize that this is an active construction site. In order to keep everyone safe, trails and sidewalks within the construction zone are not accessible to pedestrians.
Traffic and Trail Alerts
S. Platte River Drive and W. Florida Avenue Traffic Alerts:
One lane of S. Platte River Drive going southbound will be reopened on July 2, 2018, and remain open for the remainder of the summer. Northbound traffic on S. Platte River Drive will be detoured onto W. Florida Avenue to S. Tejon Street or Santa Fe Boulevard.
S. Jason Street is open for business, but remains closed to through traffic. S. Huron and S. Inca Streets are also open for business, but only southbound traffic will have access to S. Platte River Drive.
The timing of traffic lights at S. Platte River Drive and W. Florida Ave has been adjusted to more efficiently move traffic through the construction zone.
W. Arkansas Avenue and S. Lipan Street Traffic and Trail Alerts:
The intersection of S. Lipan Street and W. Arkansas Avenue will be closed beginning on July 9, 2018 to accommodate increased excavation in Sanderson Gulch Park. S. Lipan Street remains open for business.
Traffic detours around this intersection are on S. Tejon Street and Santa Fe Boulevard from W. Florida or Mississippi Avenues. W. Arkansas Avenue, on the south side of Sanderson Gulch Park, will remain closed between S. Mariposa Street and S. Lipan Street.
Sanderson Gulch Park trails adjacent to the construction site are closed. For your safety, please observe the ‘Trail Closed’ signs.
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